Was Chris Cuomo feigning outrage over being called “Fredo” by a Trump supporter?
A new Breitbart article reveals Chris Cuomo once referred to HIMSELF as “Fredo” during a 2010 radio interview.
If the term was really as horrific a slur as he claimed in the now viral video, why would he go there and make a flippant joke about it himself?
Cuomo took to Twitter Tuesday to issue an apology for his behavior.
Appreciate all the support but – truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me. This happens all the time these days. Often in front of my family. But there is a lesson: no need to add to the ugliness; I should be better than what I oppose.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 13, 2019
Per Breitbart, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who was filmed melting down and threatening violence after a stranger called him “Fredo,” previously referred to himself as the inept character from “The Godfather.”
In a January 2010 interview with Curtis Sliwa on AM 970, Cuomo was questioned about his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and his optimism to run for governor of the state as a Democrat.
In the interview, Sliwa said he had nicknamed the family “la Cuomo nostra.”
“There is a group of people – politicos – who always hint they might run, but not necessarily plunge all the way, and they are members of la Cuomo,” Sliwa stated.
“Who am I then, Fredo?” Cuomo asked Sliwa in response.
“Yes, exactly,” Sliwa affirmed. “So you better be careful that your brother Andrew doesn’t kiss you on both cheeks and then all of a sudden they take you out on the middle of the lake and where’s Chris?”
“He kisses me plenty because he’s a great big brother,” Cuomo told Sliwa.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com