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Cynthia Nixon guts former rival Andrew Cuomo with one savage tweet

February 14, 2016: Actress Cynthia Nixon attends the 'A Quiet Passion' photo call during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival.
February 14, 2016: Actress Cynthia Nixon attends the 'A Quiet Passion' photo call during the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival.Photo: taniavolobueva / Shutterstock

Out actor Cynthia Nixon may have lost the Democratic primary election to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), but now that Cuomo has resigned in disgrace, she’s getting the last word.

Nixon savaged Cuomo in a short but cutting tweet yesterday that has reverberated around the internet.

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It wasn’t long ago that Cuomo’s handling of the first wave of coronavirus infections earned him kudos nationwide for his steady leadership. People were declaring themselves “Cuomosexuals.”

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences even awarded Cuomo with an honorary Emmy for “his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world.”

Now that Cuomo has resigned after the state attorney general’s investigation found that the governor had sexually harassed and assaulted nearly a dozen women, the Academy has yanked his Emmy.

Cue Nixon.

“The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo?” she tweeted. “Neither of us is governor, but I still have my Emmy(s).”

Twitter exploded as users reacted to the heavy shade.

“No need for Jessica Fletcher to solve this murder,” Slade replied along with a photo of Nixon acting with Angela Lansbury in the classic television show, Murder She Wrote.

“Dying,” liberal activist and another former primary challenger Zephyr Teachout shot back.

Still, some pointed out that while the barb was funny, an Emmy isn’t exactly a qualification to be governor.

“This joke would be decent if it didn’t overlook the fact that acting on a TV series isn’t exactly of vital importance to society,” Justice Barrington observed.

Nixon won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Sex and the City in 2004, and another for Best Guest Actress in a Drama in 2008, for Law & Order: SVU.

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