Brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo was caught on camera threatening a man after he allegedly called him a derogatory term.
The man was wanting a photo and called Cuomo “Fredo” which is a reference from the movie “The Godfather” about the weaker, less intelligent son of Don Corleone. So essentially, it seems that the man was calling Cuomo the dumb brother between him and Andrew.
The man tells Cuomo after he got agitated, “I thought that’s who you were.”
Cuomo then tells him, “No, punk-a** b****es from the right call me Fredo. My name is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from ‘The Godfather,’ he was that weak brother and they’re using it as an Italian aspersion. It’s like the ‘n-word’ for us.”
He sounds like he’s trying to be very intimidating and even mob boss-like.
The man then mocks Cuomo by telling him, “You’re a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television.”
After the man tells Cuomo that he doesn’t want any problem, Cuomo tells the man, “You’re going to have a f***ing problem.”
In the video, Cuomo claims that the term “Fredo” was like using “the ‘n-word’ for us,” then told the man: “I’ll f***ing ruin your shit. I’ll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk.” which isn’t true. The term that would be like using the n-word would be “wop”.
CNN released a statement and supported Cuomo’s words and actions:
Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.
This is absurd.
CNN is saying that they support Cuomo for threatening a man, threatening to push him down the stairs and to ruin his s***.
CNN is supporting the threat of violence for calling Cuomo “Fredo”, which the man says that he thought was his name. I’m sure he’s probably lying and just trying to tick off Cuomo, but still, two wrongs don’t make a right. Isn’t that how the saying goes?
Donald Trump Jr. later called Cuomo out for not getting as worked up about the work in the past when it was on his show:
Does CNN’s head of PR still think “Fredo” is an ethnic slur after watching this? Because if it’s the N word for Italians like
@ChrisCuomo says, I don’t understand why Chris seems so at ease with someone saying it here. An excuse just as fake as his news. #FredoCuomo