New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pulled no punches Tuesday morning when asked about President Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus press briefings, equating them with “a comedy skit” during an appearance on MSNBC.

A day after Trump repeatedly attacked the press and raged that he had “total” authority over every U.S. state, Cuomo offered his own brutal critique of the president’s unhinged remarks, noting:

“No, a governor should not watch that. There is no value in it. It is infuriating and offensive, and, frankly, ignorant of the facts. The president stood up and said, ‘Forget the constitution of the United States, forget the concept of federalism.’ To hear a Republican stand up there, by the way, and argue big government and total authority of the federal government is somewhat amusing. If it wasn’t so serious, it could be funny, it could be a comedy skit.”

Cuomo added that Trump’s comments on Monday were nothing short of “crazy”:

“It’s frightening! This is the last place we should be, this crazy politics, this absurd positioning when we’re talking about life and death… it’s absurd that we have to deal with this!”

Gov. Cuomo also appeared on NBC’s “Today” show and said that if Trump attempts to force his or any other state to reopen, it would result in a “constitutional crisis like you haven’t seen in decades.”

“If he says to me, ‘I declare it open,’ and that is a public health risk or it’s reckless with the welfare of the people of my state, I will oppose it. And then we will have a constitutional crisis like you haven’t seen in decades, where states tell the federal government, ‘We’re not going to follow your order.’ It would be terrible for this country. It would be terrible for this president.”

Moving to reopen the country too soon, Cuomo also warned, will likely only result in more deaths:

“If he thinks he’s going to force this state, or any state for that matter, to do something that is reckless or irresponsible, that could endanger human life, literally, because we don’t reopen correctly, you will see those virus numbers go up again, and more people will die.”

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