Mr. Cuomo has asked the mayor for a public apology for his comments, but the mayor has declined, according to people familiar with the matter.
State Sen. Ruben Diaz, a Bronx Democrat, said the mayor has to mend fences. “He needs to be humble for a little while and swallow his pride and work with the governor, and work with the Republicans, for the betterment of New York,” Mr. Diaz said.
Now the truth is, even before de Blasio went public in late June/early July with his frustrations over the governor, Cuomo was doing everything he could to slam de Blasio.
There was the public criticism of de Blasio, coming from Cuomo himself that was couched as coming from a "Cuomo administration insider."
There was the working with Eva Moskowitz to undercut de Blasio on education policy, even setting up a simultaneous rival charter school "rally" as de Blasio was holding his own rally in Albany on pre-K.
There was Cuomo working with state Senate Republicans to undercut de Blasio's agenda in Albany on a myriad number of issues.
Quite frankly, the only that has changed post-de Blasio criticism of Cuomo is that Cuomo got more aggressive in public with the feud and has worked double time to gather allies around him in the fight against de Blasio or take former allies of de Blasio's and turn them into allies of his own (like City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito or Public Advocate James.)
So Cuomo may say a public apology will end this feud but the reality is, it won't because the feud existed before de Blasio's public criticism (at least on Cuomo's end) no matter how de Blasio tried to accommodate Cuomo.
I've had it with the media coverage of this - it's enough,
Cuomo's a sociopath, he shouldn't be in charge of anything, let alone New York State, and the news media need to stop carrying barrel-fulls of his water on this "feud."
The issue should be framed like this: Andrew Cuomo was damaged as a child, we're not sure how, but it has adversely affected him as an adult and as a result he has this obsession to be the most powerful man in the room, a drive to undercut the "lesser beings" in the room with him, and act like an asshole at all times.
Cuomo's a child-man and it's time to stop indulging him and his "feud."