Tuesday, August 13, 2019

CNN's Chris Cuomo Gets Baited By Right-Winger Into Heated Exchange

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo got drawn into a heated verbal exchange when an unidentified man in New York approached Cuomo in public.
Chris Cuomo (image via Instagram)
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo got drawn into a heated verbal exchange when an unidentified man in New York approached Cuomo in public.

Cuomo was out with his family as the man addressed him and repeatedly called him, "Fredo." The name references the Fredo Corleone character in the movie, The Godfather, who was the weak brother who betrayed his family.

According to Cuomo, who is proud of his Italian heritage, being called "Fredo" is an ethnic slur.

Apparently, right-wing fanatics call Cuomo by the name to denigrate the newsman for his reporting on Donald Trump.

The anonymous man insists he thought Cuomo's name was "Fredo," but I think that's a bit disingenuous.



The far-right nuts are living for this.

Cuomo admittedly gets riled up, but considering he was with his family and the man reportedly continued to badger him, I think it's understandable. There are no reports that the incident escalated to physical violence.

CNN has made a statement saying they stand with him, and Cuomo has tweeted an acknowledgement he could have handled the incident better.

Even conservative figures like Fox News pundit Sean Hannity and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci weighed in saying that the unidentified man was a jackass for trying to bait Cuomo while out with his family.











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