CNN’s liberal mask shaming host, Chris Cuomo, has been accused of putting the residents in his New York City apartment building at risk for failing to comply with his own brother’s health order.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statewide order to wear masks in public settings earlier this year, and his sibling Chris has been a vocal champion of the mandate.
“You need to wear a damn mask, and you have to take care of other people in your community, and it’s gotta be about us because the help’s not gonna come from above,” Cuomo said on CNN in June.
On Wednesday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson uncovered “a story worth putting into the museum of hypocrisy” when he obtained an Aug 6. letter to Cuomo from his landlord, accusing the CNN anchor of violating the mask order within his own building. Residents complained that he has been seen roaming the buildings common areas without a face covering.
“Chris Cuomo really believes in masks. Really believes with sincere religious intensity,” Carlson stated. “If there was a shrine to the patron saint of paper surgical masks somewhere in the countryside of Portugal Chris Cuomo would go there each summer.”
Carlson played a CNN clip, where Cuomo can be seen saying: “How do we help? Put on the damn mask. If you want to avoid situations like this, wear the mask.”
Tucker read a transcript of the letter addressed to Cuomo: “You have been observed entering and exiting the building and riding the elevator without the required face coverings. Even though staff members have asked you to comply with this requirement, you have refused to do so,” the letter stated. “This is a violation of the Executive Order, building policy, and places other residents and our staff at risk. There are no exceptions to this rule, and you are required to comply.”
At the end of the note, which Carlson’s staff reportedly authenticated with a phone call to the building manager, Cuomo is told the letter will serve as his only warning before a $500 fine is implemented for repeat offenses.
It seems that Cuomo should take his own advice: “If we care about doing the right things, I wear a mask for you as much as I wear it for me.”