- CNN anchor Chris Cuomo threatened a man last night at a restaurant.
- The anchor appears to have lost his cool after someone called him Fredo, a reference to the dim-witted Corleone brother in the classic film The Godfather.
- The video was posted on YouTube and quickly went viral on Twitter with the trending hashtag Fredo.
- After Cuomo tried making the claim that calling an Italian ‘Fredo’ was an ethnic slur and akin to calling someone “the N-word,” hilarity ensued when the internet begin pointing out the contradictions.
Chris Cuomo lost his cool last night when someone called him Fredo at a restaurant where he was eating. Cuomo seemed to be very defensive about the name.
“I’ll f**king ruin your sh*t. I’ll f**king throw you down the stairs like a f**king punk,” Cuomo threatened.
“I thought that was your name?” said the man.
“No, punk ass bitches from the right call me that.”
President Trump wasted no time in branding Cuomo with the new name “Fake News Fredo.”
Cuomo may have been agitated because of the prior “Fredo” posting by Breitbart‘s John Nolte and radio host Rush Limbaugh, who both refer to Cuomo frequently as “Fredo.” In any event, the internet piled on “Fredo” to show him numerous times people on his own show used the term Fredo describe someone on the right, and it doesn’t appear that Cuomo took any offense when used against others.
Cuomo had tried making the claim that calling an Italian ‘Fredo’ was an ethnic slur and akin to calling someone “the N-word.”
That’s two co-workers of Cuomo’s that have used what he considers the equivalent of the N-word and yet he didn’t even flinch when CNN’s Ana Navarro mentioned it.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted about the obvious bias of YouTube suspending the viral Fredo video and called them out for covering up Cuomo’s violent outburst.
YouTube has since restored the video.
Twitter was abuzz after the Fredo video first appeared, wondering if President Trump would tweet the Fredo meme, and the president did not disappoint.
Fredo is trending and the tweets on the subject are thrilling readers looking for amusing tweets.