Chris Cuomo lost it and he lost it badly. Now, we do not know what happened before the filming started but Cuomo was the aggressor on what we can see.
It seemed like he wanted to fight and the other guy was just heckling him – which is what happens to Trump-supporting celebrities all the time – remember Sarah Sanders got booted from a restaurant?
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.
Trump for his part just fired back: “I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts. Totally lost it! Low ratings @CNN”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019