Yesterday, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who is also the brother of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, was caught on video in a not so flattering light.
The judgemental, far-left CNN anchor, who despises Trump, and frequently criticizes him for his unpresidential behavior, got caught up in an incredible confrontation with a Trump supporter on video—and within minutes of its release, it went viral.
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!”
Cuomo then goes on to compare the word “Fredo” to the “N-word.”
.@CNN any comments on this?
CNN Anchor, Chris Cuomo to Trump supporter: “I’ll throw you down these stairs like a f****** punk!”pic.twitter.com/6grPM6fNOf
— Ryan Jensen (@realRyanJensen) August 13, 2019
So, was CNN’s Chris Cuomo offended by the “Fredo” remark, or was his over the top reaction to the Trump supporter’s nickname more about him daring to mock the liberal CNN anchor?
A 2010 interview reveals a Chris Cuomo who didn’t appear to be the least bit offended by the nickname.
The New York Post reminded everyone of a 2010 interview on Curtis Sliwa’s 760 AM talk radio show, where Sliwa asked Chris Cuomo about whether his brother Andrew might seek the Democratic nomination for governor.
Sliwa said he dubbed the Cuomo family “la Cuomo Nostra.”
“There is a group of people — politicos — who always hint they might run, but not necessarily plunge all the way, and they are members of la Cuomo.”
“Who am I, then, Fredo?” Cuomo asked in response.
“Yes, exactly,” Sliwa said. “So you better be careful that your brother Andrew doesn’t kiss you on both cheeks and then all of a sudden they take you out on the middle of the lake and where’s Chris?”