Article by Bryan Howard
August 13, 2019
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was caught on camera threatening to throw a Trump supporter down a flight of stairs. This vicious statement from Cuomo was after a man in public called him ‘Fredo.’
The name ‘Fredo’ is an insult to younger brothers that aren’t living up to the success of their father and older siblings. Chris Cuomo has earned this name because his father was the governor of New York and his brother is current Governor.
Cuomo responded in the same nasty language he uses on live television, “No, punk-a** b****es from the Right call me Fredo. My name is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN.”
Cuomo said, “Any of you Italian? It’s a f**king insult to your people. It’s an insult to your f**king people!”
Cuomo explained in a fit of rage, “Fredo is from ‘The Godfather,’ he was that weak brother and they’re using it as an Italian aspersion. It’s like the ‘n-word’ for us.”
The man fired back at Cuomo with a hilarious line, “You’re a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television.”
Cuomo stated, “If you want to play then we’ll f**king play. If you’ve got something to say about what I do on television then say it.”
Cuomo later said, “You’re going to have a f***ing problem.”
The man responded, “What are you going to do about it?”
Cuomo responded, “I’ll f***ing ruin your shit. I’ll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk.”
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
CNN released a statement defending Cuomo, “Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”
However, I would like to note calling someone ‘Fredo’ is not an ethnic slur and it is rather insulting to compare it to the ‘N word.’