In the video, which had received more than 540,000 views in its first 90 minutes since being posted Monday evening, an unidentified man calls Mr. Cuomo “Fredo,” which prompts the CNN journalist to to say that only “f—-ass bitches from the right call me Fredo.”
In the 107 seconds of the video, Mr. Cuomo uses forms of the f-word 24 times and uses the s-word meaning “excrement” five times.
A man in NY yesterday approached CNN’s Chris Cuomo and called him “Fredo”— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 13, 2019
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
“They use it as an Italian aspersion,” he said. “It’s a f—ing insult to your people, an insult to your f—ing people. It’s like the n-word for us. That’s a cool f—ing thing” to say?
After saying that the other person was “gonna have a f—ing problem,” Mr. Cuomo threatened violent assault.
“I’ll f—ing ruin your s—t. I’ll f—ing throw you down these stairs like a f—ing punk,” he snarled, going on to invite the Fredo-user twice to “take a f—ing swing.”
CNN was completely fine with that.
Mr. Dornic was replying to Donald Trump Jr., who had retweeted the video and said he assumed the network wouldn’t comment because it’s not a real news organization.
In response to Mr. Trump also insisting “Fredo” isn’t “the N word for Italians, it just means you’re the dumb brother,” Mr. Dornic trolled the president’s family.
“Speaking of dumb brothers…. cc: @EricTrump,” he wrote.
However, Mr. Cuomo didn’t always insist that “Fredo” was the equivalent of the N-word.
“@ananavarro slams Don Jr. for likening border wall to zoo fence: He’s an ‘entitled, rich, spoiled little brat whose only call to fame is being his daddy’s son.’ ‘[D]addy kept Fredo back home … Who cares what [he] says. I don’t want to talk about that entitled little brat,’” Mr. Cuomo’s show tweeted at the time.
The clip showed no reaction of disapproval from Mr. Cuomo at the use of “Fredo” to describe the younger Mr. Trump.
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