(Tea Party PAC) – Leave it to a white CNN anchor in America in 2019 to claim to be the victim of an ethnic slur.
These people will stop at nothing to play the victim, even when they get caught acting like complete psychopaths!
This is exactly what CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is doing after a video of him cussing out a Trump supporter for calling him “Fredo” went viral this week.
The real-life troll called Cuomo “Fredo,” an insulting nickname for Cuomo which is a reference to a character in The Godfather who was the weaker, less intelligent brother in the Corleone crime family.
Cuomo, of course, is the younger brother to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and has certainly demonstrated to us his lack of intelligence during his time on the air.
Well, he didn’t handle this situation intelligently, at least.
He lost it.
“We’re gonna have a f*ckin problem,” Cuomo said to the Trump supporter before threatening to throw him “down the f*cking stairs.”
“I’ll f*ckin ruin your shit. I’ll f*ckin throw you down the stairs like a f*ckin punk!” Cuomo said.
When Cuomo actually tried to suggest that “Fredo” was an ethnic slur for Italians, Donald Trump Jr. was quick to point out his idiocy.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019
Don Jr. certainly has a lot of ground to stand on when it comes to being called “Fredo,” as he himself has been called Fredo.
By CNN’s Ana Navaro.
On Chris Cuomo’s show!!
So @ChrisCuomo says calling him "Fredo" is like the "N-word for us"
Weird, I don't recall him having an issue with Ana Navarro calling @DonaldJTrumpJr "Fredo" ON HIS SHOW ON CNN.
I also don't recall CNN having an issue with Rick Wilson calling Rep. Nunez "Fredo" on CNN.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 13, 2019
Twitter hit back hard at the pathetic Cuomo.
Did @ChrisCuomo just say that “Fredo” is to Italians what the N word is to black people? Th 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.
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) August 13, 2019
— 🇺🇸 Lynne Patton (@LynnePatton) August 13, 2019
N*GGER is a word rooted in white supremacy, the enslavement, lynching, murder, brutalization, & dehumanization of Blacks in America for the past 400 years.
FREDO was a character in ‘The Godfather,’ circa 1972. They called Blacks N*GGERS in the movie.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) August 13, 2019
Just so we’re clear, no, calling someone “Fredo”, is not remotely in the same universe as the N Word. You know how you can tell? Ppl say “Fredo” but still won’t say the actual N Word. Also stop harassing public figures in public while living their private lives #ChrisCuomo
— Bishop Garrison (@BishopGarrison) August 13, 2019
Me when Chris Cuomo compared him being called Fredo to Black people being called the n word. pic.twitter.com/vi4G9euUT9
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) August 13, 2019
I watched that clip of Chris Cuomo, while being a fredo definitely doesn't seem cool, it's nowhere near the n word. Like I said, the n word given antiblackness, is a stand alone. pic.twitter.com/VWEJGJg86y
— Shay Stewart Bouley (@blackgirlinmain) August 13, 2019
My take on the Fredo incident:
– Heckling & recording someone in public is wrong, I don't care who it is.
– Looks like both parties ended up getting carried away.
– Fredo is not like the N word.
– If the tables were turned, the right would be livid.
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) August 13, 2019
Today in problematic lines, this: "Being called 'Fredo' is the Italian-American equivalent of an African-American person being called the N -word." This is objectively untrue for several reasons. Stop these comparisons. Seriously. https://t.co/3onlhaYr1M
— Imaeyen Ibanga (@iiwrites) August 13, 2019
Here is a partial transcript of the interaction between “Fredo” and his troll:
INDIVIDUAL #1: I thought that’s who you were.
CHRIS CUOMO: No, punk ass bitches from the right call me Fredo. My name is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from The Godfather. He was that weak brother. And they use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you Italian?
INDIVIDUAL #1: I got a little bit Italian.
CUOMO: Are you Italian? It’s a fucking insult to your people.
INDIVIDUAL #2: I didn’t know that.
CUOMO: It’s an insult to your fucking people. It’s like the N-word for us. Is that a cool fucking thing?
Later in the clip, Cuomo moves on to more violent rhetoric, apparently suggesting he’s willing to fight the man.
INDIVIDUAL #1: I don’t have a problem with you man.
CUOMO: You’re going to have a fucking problem.
INDIVIDUAL #1: What? What are you going to do about it?
CUOMO: Take a swing. No, no. Come on boy. You want to call me shit, call me shit then. I’m right fucking here. I’ll fucking wreck your shit. I’ll fucking wreck your shit.
As Breitbart notes:
According to a count conducted by Newsbusters, Cuomo said “fuck” around 25 times. CNN spokesperson Matt Dornic defended Cuomo’s threats, tweeting: “Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”
As the video of Cuomo went viral on social media, some began sharing prior CNN segments where the term “Fredo” was used — without objection from the Cuomo Prime Time host himself. Trump Jr. shared a snippet of Cuomo’s program which aired in January of network contributor Ana Navarro referring to the president’s eldest son as “Fredo.”
“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,” Trump Jr. tweeted.
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