Cynthia Nixon mocks Trump at NYC campaign rally: ‘Sad little miserable man’ (Video)

In one of her first rallies as a New York gubernatorial candidate, former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon spoke up for “New York values” and mocked President Donald Trump as “that sad little miserable man.”

In a speech to supporters at New York City’s Stonewall Inn Wednesday night, Nixon credited Trump for making her candidacy more urgent than ever.

“Seventy percent of the people incarcerated in this state are simply awaiting trial and unable to make bail. Those are not New York values and we can’t accept them,” said Nixon. “Particularly at this moment when we have that sad little miserable man in the White House.”

The remark was met with wild applause from the friendly audience at the iconic LGBT bar.

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Cynthia Nixon speaks during the Democratic gubernatorial primary debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York August 29, 2018. J. Conrad Williams Jr./Pool via REUTERS
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: Cynthia Nixon attends the portrait unveilings of Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon starring on Broadway in the Manhattan Theatre Club's THE LITTLE FOXES, at Sardi's on June 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
Democratic candidate for governor, Cynthia Nixon looks up as she cast her vote in the New York State Democratic primary in New York City, U.S., September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Actress Cynthia Nixon attends the 71st Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Cynthia Nixon (L) attends the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 4: Cynthia Nixon attends 2017 Drama Desk Awards - Arrivals at Anita's Way on June 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Cynthia Nixon on stage at the 2017 The Lilly Awards at Playwrights Horizons on May 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Cynthia Nixon attends the Outer Critics Circle 2016-2017 Awards at Sardi's on May 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Best Actress in a Play Winner for 'The Little Foxes' Laura Linney and Best Featured Actress in a Play Winner for 'The Little Foxes' Cynthia Nixon pose at the 2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards Presentation at Sardi's on May 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: Cynthia Nixon attends the 2017 Lilly Awards at Playwrights Horizons on May 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon attend the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony at Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney attend the 2017 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Junket at the Sofitel Hotel on May 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Actor Cynthia Nixon attends 2017 Drama Desk Nominees reception at Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Cynthia Nixon visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Christine Marinoni and wife Cynthia Nixon pose at the opening night after party for Manhattan Theatre Clubs production of 'The Little Foxes' on Broadway at The Copacabana on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney during the Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call bows for 'The Little Foxes' at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Cynthia Nixon attends the 2017 Afghan Hands fundraiser at Gabriel & Co Showroom on March 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28: Cynthia Nixon attends the cast photo call for the Manhattan Theatre Club's New Broadway Production of 'The Little Foxes' at the MTC Rehearsal studios on February 27, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: (L-R) Cynthia Nixon, Mario Cantone and Claudia Shear pose at the Opening Night Party for The New Group production of 'Evening at The Talk House' at Green Fig Urban Eatery at Yotel on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - JANUARY19: American actress Cynthia Nixon gives a speech as people gather in front of Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York, USA on January 19, 2017 during a demonstration to protest US President-elect, Republican, Donald Trump ahead of his inauguration which will be held in Washington. Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio,Mayor of Minneapolis Betsy Hodges participate the protest as well as celebrities including Robert De Niro, Marisa Tomei, Sally Field, Alec Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo, Cynthia Nixon, Michael Moore, Cher, Natalie Merchant . (Photo by Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Actress Cynthia Nixon attends the 'Sweet Charity' Opening Night Afterparty at The Lindeman on November 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)
Democratic candidate for governor, Cynthia Nixon speaks to reporters after voting in the New York State Democratic primary in New York City, U.S., September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Democratic candidate for governor, Cynthia Nixon speaks to reporters after voting in the New York State Democratic primary in New York City, U.S., September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Nixon also had sharp words for former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who attacked Nixon as an “unqualified lesbian” earlier this week. Quinn, who like Nixon is also an out lesbian, is a close ally to the state’s sitting Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo.

“One of Cuomo’s top surrogates dismissed me as an ‘unqualified lesbian,'” Nixon said Nixon to more cheers from her supporters. “I don’t have my certificate from the Department of Lesbian Affairs, but in my defense there is a lot of paperwork involved.”

Quinn swiftly walked back the remarks on Wednesday in an (almost) apology on Twitter.

“Cynthia Nixon’s identity has no bearing on her gubernatorial candidacy and it was not my intention to suggest it did. I want to be clear about that. I would never, ever, criticize someone because of their identity,” said Quinn, who lost a 2013 bid to be NYC mayor to fellow Democrat Bill DeBlasio.

“I was attempting to make a comparison between the two of us,” she said. “The real point I am trying to make is that qualifications matter and records matter. I do not believe she has the qualifications or the record.”

After publicly toying with the idea for several weeks, Nixon on Monday officially announced her plan to challenge Cuomo in the Democratic primary.

Her Wednesday speech was not the first time Nixon has criticized Trump. But the “Sex and the City” actress does have at least a passing familiarity with the reality-star president, who personally handed her her first Emmy back in 2004.

 

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