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Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

President Donald Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. President Donald Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. | Photo: File / AP.

August 14, 2018 12:44 PM

President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."

In remarks Monday night at a fundraiser in Utica, New York, Trump said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him.

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However, Cuomo says he doesn't have "personal political conversations" with Trump. He told reporters on Tuesday that he remains focused on running for re-election.

He stopped short of fully refuting Trump's account, but a spokesman later said Cuomo's comments were meant as a denial.

Cuomo is considered a possible contender for the White House in 2020. He is seeking a third term this fall.

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