Who’s the Real Racist? Chris Cuomo’s Out-of-Control Behavior in Viral Video Equating ‘Fredo’ to the N-Word Proves Left’s Racism, Hypocrisy

  • President Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., have weighed in on the video of CNN host Chris Cuomo going on an expletive-laced tirade against a man who confronted him and called him “Fredo” on Sunday outside a bar.
  • After the man called him “Fredo” and told him, “I thought that’s who you were,” Cuomo told the man “they were going to have problems” and threatened to throw him down the stairs.
  • Fredo is the character Fredo Corleone from the movie “The Godfather,” and is known as “the weak and facile brother.” Cuomo is the younger brother of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
  • Trump tweeted: “I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts. Totally lost it! Low ratings @CNN.”
  • Trump also attacked Cuomo’s right to have a gun based on his behavior in the video since the CNN anchor recently hosted a town hall meeting about gun control.
  • Trump tweeted: “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!”
  • In another part of the video, Cuomo could be heard saying: “No, punk-ass b—-es from the right call me ‘Fredo.’ My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN. ‘Fredo’ was from ‘The Godfather.’”
  • Cuomo continued: “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?’”
  • Equating “Fredo” with the N-word caught the attention of Donald Trump Jr. who re-tweeted Katrina Pierson’s response: “Did @ChrisCuomo just say that “Fredo” is to Italians what the N word is to black people? Th[e] N word is a dehumanizing word used against blacks who endured years of oppression. Fredo is a term from The Godfather, referring to the dumb brother. Equivocating the two is pure racism.”
  • Trump Jr. replied: “Hey @ChrisCuomo, take it from me, “Fredo” isn’t the N word for Italians, it just means you’re the dumb brother.”
  • Trump Jr. and his brother Eric have been referred to as “Fredo” over the years, including by various CNN hosts.
  • CNN issued a statement declaring support for 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.”
  • Fox’s Sean Hannity also backed Cuomo: “I say good for @ChrisCuomo. He’s out with his 9-year-old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jack-ss in front of his family.”
  • Before the video was released, Cuomo announced that his nightly show, “Cuomo Prime Time,” would be on hiatus for a week before returning on August 19.

Reference Links

  • Fox: Trump mocks CNN’s Chris Cuomo over viral video: ‘I thought Chris was Fredo also’ READ
  • The Week: CNN’s Chris Cuomo said ‘Fredo’ is the ‘N-word for Italians.’ Donald Trump Jr. has a pretty brutal response. READ
  • The New York Post: Trump taunts Chris Cuomo over ‘Fredo’ meltdown READ
  • USA TODAY: Trump slams Chris Cuomo’s NSFW ‘Fredo’ rant: ‘Filthy Language and a total loss of control’ READ

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