Gov. Andrew Cuomo in an interview with Mike Lupica’s podcast said President Donald Trump has “fomented” and stirred up hatred in the United States.

“I believe he has incited that. This is a president who came to office who never really offered a positive agenda, Mike. He’s a builder; he’s a developer; he was going to spend $1 trillion. He hasn’t built anything. There has been nothing constructive, nothing positive – it’s negative,” Cuomo said.

“It’s always negative. His strategy – divide and conquer – the oldest political strategy, the oldest social strategy in the book, divide and conquer.”

Cuomo in the interview once again called on Democrats running for president to make gun control — including a platform that backs a ban on assault-style rifles and strengthened background checks — a centerpiece issue in the campaign following a pair of mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso last weekend.

But Cuomo also pointed to Trump’s rhetoric, including his claim the U.S. was being “invaded” by immigrants.

“Well what do you do when you’re told you’re being invaded? You arm yourself against the invaders,” Cuomo said.