New York's governor is set to receive an International Emmy award for his daily televised briefings at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
"He deserves an Academy Award for directing and creating a horror show in nursing homes", he said.
For months, when the coronavirus first began its surge through the United States, with NY serving as the global epicenter at a point, Cuomo held live, daily press briefings to keep citizens appraised of any and all developments.
Between March and June, Cuomo's daily briefings have become must-see TV as he's laid out, in sometimes brutally blunt fashion, the dangers of a disease that's now claimed the lives of more than 250,000 Americans, engaged in a war of words with President Donald Trump, and included fascinating choices of visual aids.
"Thousands of elderly that died in nursing homes thanks to your winner's "leadership" won't be able to watch this show, unfortunately", wrote Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean, whose elderly in-laws fell victim to the governor's decision to force infected coronavirus patients into nursing homes housing the most vulnerable.
The politician hit peak popularity in late April when fans of his passionate handling of the pandemic branded themselves "Cuomosexuals". Previous recipients include former Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and director Steven Spielberg. He'll be presented with the honor at the International Emmys on November 23.
Cuomo has not reacted to the news of his win on social media, but he won't be the only member of his family to boast that he has won the award.
"This is shameful", "The View" co-host Meghan McCain tweeted.