A TMZ reporter caught up with The Godfather actor Gianni Russo and asked him about CNN host Chris Cuomo and his vulgar rant that was captured on video by a Trump supporter.
When Russo was asked about his thoughts on Cuomo going off on a stranger who called him, “Fredo,” he told the TMZ reporter it was ‘like spitting on the Mona Lisa.’
The judgemental, far-left CNN anchor, who frequently criticizes Trump for his “unpresidential” behavior, was humiliated after the incredible confrontation went viral, exposing his hypocrisy.
In the video, Cuomo can be seen confronting a man who allegedly called him, “Fredo,” the “weak brother” from “The Godfather” movie. After Cuomo identified himself as an anchor on CNN, he explained why he was offended by the term, saying, “they use it as an Italian aspersion.” Cuomo asked the men in the video, “Are any of you Italian?” he asked. “It’s a f*cking insult to your people. It’s an insult to your f*cking people!”
The Free Beacon reports – Russo, who played Godfather Vito Corleone’s wife-beating son-in-law Carlo Rizzi, was approached by a TMZ reporter and asked whether he believes “Fredo” is an ethnic slur against Italians. Fredo was a fictional character in The Godfather series and was known as the weakest and least intelligent brother of the Corleone crime family.
“I can’t believe that he would say that. First of all, I know the whole family. His father would smack him,” Russo said.
Later in the interview, Russo said he heard Cuomo has “hurt his career” and added, “All these news guys are getting too opinionated. They are supposed to report news. It’s not about what you think. You’re taking Fredo, a character from a classic. It’s like spitting at the Mona Lisa. Are you crazy or what?”