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 https://t.co/8G8yuY80CK pic.twitter.com/1gwVyDVCob
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019
Republican strategist Ana Navarro called Donald Trump Jr. “Fredo” on Chris Cuomo’s CNN show in January – the same word CNN now considers “an ethnic slur,” when a moron (admittedly) demeaned Cuomo in front of his family.
A CNN spokesperson vigorously came to Cuomo’s defense.
The Daily Caller’s Jake Dima further reports:
“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup,” CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said Monday on Twitter. “We completely support him.”
Cuomo can be seen in the past clip with little reaction to the insult; however, his response differed when it was used to his detriment. A heckler called Cuomo Fredo in New York — the word reportedly references an unsavory character in the movie “The Godfather.”
“Punk-ass bitches from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo told the man. “My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN.”
“They use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you Italian?” Cuomo added. “It’s an insult to your fucking people. It’s like the n-word for us.”
Watch Cuomo’s response:
A man in NY yesterday approached CNN’s Chris Cuomo and called him “Fredo”
Cuomo: “You’re going to have a problem”
Man: “What are you going to do about it?”
Cuomo: “I’ll fuckin ruin your shit. I’ll fucking throw you down these stairs”
Credit: “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon” pic.twitter.com/4iWwzaSQpF
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 13, 2019
We’re not fans of Cuomo, but the guy taunted him in front of his nine-year-old daughter and wife and then recorded it. What do you think? How would have you responded?