Celebrity billionaire Donald Trump thinks Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino is a swell guy. He just doesn’t think he could beat Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
In a series of messages on Twitter yesterday, Trump was seemingly trying to discourage Astorino from running against the Democratic governor. Trump himself says he is considering a run for governor after being approached by some Republicans.
“I like Rob Astorino. He’s a friend and really good guy,” Trump tweeted. “Sadly, he has ZERO chance of beating Cuomo and the 2 to 1 Dems for governor!”
He added in another tweet: “New York Republican leader @EdwardFCox is pushing my friend @RobAstorino into political suicide. Results won’t be pleasant!”
Then he said he wouldn’t suffer the same fate: “I am so honored by all the great NY State Repubs who came to my office, called & wrote for me to run for Governor. If I do, I will win.”
Trump contributed $15,000 to Astorino’s re-election bid this year.