The video, which surfaced Monday evening, shows the CNN anchor flipping out on an individual who referred to him as “Fredo”.
“No. Punk ass bitches on the right call me Fredo. My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN,” Cuomo said. “Fredo is from The Godfather. He was the weak brother.”
Donald Trump Jr. jumped into the fray Monday night and said of the video of Cuomo circulating on Twitter, “I assume CNN not available for comment. Imagine their coverage of this if they were a real news organization?”
CNN backed Cuomo claiming he was merely defending himself against an “ethnic slur,” referring to the “Fredo” nickname.
CNN’s spox Matt Dornic responded to Don Jr and said CNN completely supports Cuomo.
“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him, Matt Dornic said on Twitter.
Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant? Filthy language and a total loss of control. He shouldn’t be allowed to have any weapon. He’s nuts! – Trump tweeted this morning.
Now that we know Fredo gets triggered when called Fredo we will be sure to always refer to him as Fredo especially if we can ruin a live shot when Fredo is on the air.
Should someone this insecure, this unstable, and this quick to anger and violence over a silly insult really be in possession of a firearm?