PHILADELPHIA — Don't fall for Donald Trump's tricks this election, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday night.
"The Trump campaign is marketing a great distraction, using people's fear and anxiety to drive his ratings. Their message comes down to this: Be afraid of people who are different, religions, colors, language. Stop immigration and the nation will automatically rise," Cuomo said at the Democratic National Convention.
"It's not right, it's divisive, it's delusional, and we must expose the truth to the people of this nation," he said. "Republicans are suffering from short-term memory loss. Unless Republicans are all Native Americans, they are immigrants too."
Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has said repeatedly throughout his campaign the U.S. needs tougher immigration policies to help curb the number of terrorist attacks in the U.S. The business mogul even called for not allowing entry to people from countries with terrorist ties.
"Republicans say they want to make America great again, they say they want to take us back to the old days, good old days," Cuomo said in front of a jam-packed audience at the Wells Fargo Center, ahead of Hillary Clinton formally accepting the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
"We have a different vision, we're not going back, we're going forward for this nation."