NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The White House once famously hosted a “beer summit.”
Speaking to reporters at City Hall on Tuesday, de Blasio accused Cuomo of seeking to undermine the city’s agenda and doling out political retribution for not agreeing with the governor.
“I want to emphasize there is a kind of deal making and horse trading that he engages in that I think often obscures the truth,” the mayor said. “It gets so convoluted I’m not sure he and the people around him remember where they began.”
De Blasio knew his remarks could potentially come back to haunt him.
“I’m not going to be surprised if these statements lead to some attempts at revenge,” he said.
Now D’Amato has entered the fray, suggesting the two sit down for dinner at Rao’s restaurant.
“Consider this my formal invitation to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to join me at Rao’s for a pasta summit,” D’Amato wrote on Facebook. “All things can be worked out over meatballs and marinara!”
De Blasio is out of town on a family vacation.
Earlier in the week, Cuomo communications director Melissa DeRosa issued a response to de Blasio.
“For those new to the process, it takes coalition building and compromise to get things done in government,” Cuomo communications director Melissa DeRosa wrote. “We wish the mayor well on his vacation.”
No word yet on whether the two will accept D’Amato’s invitation.