Chris Cuomo knows he is in deep trouble. He is breaking his silence and trying to repair the damage.
Look, you may think this is no big deal, and it shouldn’t be. But CNN has taken the moral high ground one too many times.
Also, CNN tends to run slanted stories to fit their narrative and that has to stop. For example – CNN hosts routinely called Don Trump Jr and Eric Trump “Fredo.”
One guest, Ana Navarro even called Don Jr Fredo On Chris’s show. No, this incident exposes not only Cuomo but the entire CNN network.
We shouldn’t treat people this way – both sides – but Cuomo has got to have some thicker skin.
“No, punk-ass b—-es from the right call me ‘Fredo.’ My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN,” Chris Cuomo fired back at a Trump supporter who called him Fredo.
“‘Fredo’ was from ‘The Godfather.’ He was a weak brother and they use that as an Italian slur — are any of you Italian?… It’s a f—ing insult to your people. It’s an insult to your f–kin’ people. It’s like the n-word for us. Is that a cool f—ing thing?” Cuomo spat back losing the majority of America.
Fredo is a universal slur for the weak brother – not even close to the n-word. But Cuomo wasn’t done throwing away his career, he went on to threaten the guy and was caught on video.
Cuomo is on vacation – CNN says it was planned and they are staying by him but only time will tell if that remains true.
From Fox News: The man, who has been described on social media as a “Trump supporter,” repeatedly claimed he thought Cuomo’s name was “Fredo.” The anchor responded by calling him a “liar” and told him to “own what you said” and “stand up like a man.”
Then things quickly escalated when the CNN anchor suggested he would throw him “down these stairs.”
“I don’t want to have a problem with you, man,” the man repeated.
“You’re gonna have a f—in’ problem,” Cuomo said.
“What, what you gonna do about it?” the man asked.
“I’ll f—ing ruin your s—,” the “Cuomo Prime Time” anchor replied. “I’ll f—in throw you down these stairs like a f—in’ punk.”
“Please do,” the man said.
“So you can f—in’ sue?” Cuomo asked. “Then take a swing at me… You wanna call me ‘Fredo,’ take a f—in’ swing… I’m f—in’ right here. I’ll f—in’ wreck your s—.”
The video ends with multiple people attempting to separate the two men.
In a statement to Fox News, CNN said it fully supported its primetime anchor.
“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him,” a CNN spokesperson told Fox News.
Cuomo just broke his silence and basically admitted he is a hypocrite: “Appreciate all the support but – truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me. This happens all the time these days. Often in front of my family. But there is a lesson: no need to add to the ugliness; I should be better than what I oppose.”
Appreciate all the support but – truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me. This happens all the time these days. Often in front of my family. But there is a lesson: no need to add to the ugliness; I should be better than what I oppose.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 13, 2019