CNN’s Cuomo Encourages Viewers to ‘Stand Firm’

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• September 29, 2017 10:27 am


CNN host Chris Cuomo told viewers to "fight injustice, reinforce morality" or "stand firm" in a video posted to his Facebook page on Thursday.

Cuomo first started using the "FIRM" acronym in August to offer his guiding principle of sorts toward politics.



In the video posted this week, Cuomo sat in front of a chart headlined "#STANDFIRM."  He used the principle to discuss the Hurricane Maria recovery effort in Puerto Rico, as well as other timely political issues.

"Why aren't they getting more help to the places they need it faster? You have to push for accountability," Cuomo said. "We know that there's some intention there, we know the president was slow to it, we have to get after it."

Cuomo then turned his campaign to criticize Republicans' attempts at health care and tax reform.

"This also applies to this health care mess," Cuomo said. "They don't have the votes, the president shouldn't say that they do. That's not optimism; it's being deceptive. You need truth, you need accuracy."

"Lastly, on taxes, you need details because what came out helps the haves, not the have-nots," Cuomo said.