President Trump mocked CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday in response to a viral video in which the host of "Cuomo Prime Time" threatened a man who apparently called him "Fredo."
A video of the confrontation, originally infiltrated. on the YouTube channel "That The point with Brandon" and transmitted by Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra, begins with the person telling Cuomo, "I thought you were." The CNN host obviously didn't appreciate the comment and The clip quickly became a trending topic on social media. The Godfather. "CNN's host is the younger brother of Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York. The confrontation took place Sunday at a bar in New York's Shelter Island.
" I thought Chris was Fredo din. , ”Trump tweeted. "It's totally gone! Low ratings @CNN ."
"No, punk-ass b ̵2;- es from the right call me & # 39; Fredo. & # 39 ; My name is Chris Cuomo. I'm an anchor on CNN, "Cuomo responded. "& # 39; Fredo & # 39; s from & # 39; The Godfather. & # 39; He's a weak brother and they use that as an Italian slur – do you have any Italians? … This is a f — ing insult to your town. It's an insult to your relatives. the N-word for us. Is this a cool f — ing thing? "
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After the man said he was disgusted, "You are a much more rational person to man than it seems to be on television," Cuomo reacted, "If you want to play, we'll take the — play."
"If you have something to say about what I do on television, say so, but you will never call me a f– # 39; insult, "Cuomo continued.
"Hey man, listen, I don't want any problems," the man, who appears to be holding a camera from below, told Cuomo.
"Well, you're going to have a big f — on & # 39; problem," Cuomo returned.
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As the president lashed out at Cuomo, others defended him. Fox News & # 39; Sean Hannity tweeted in that Cuomo was "zero to apologize."
"I say good for @ChrisCuomo ," Hannity wrote. "He was with his 9-year-old daughter, and his wife, and this guy was a jack-ss in front of his family."
In a statement to Fox News, CNN stated that it fully supported the primetime anchor
"Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally assaulted using an ethnic slur in a concert orchestra, setup. We fully support him, "a CNN spokesperson told Fox News.
The president later sent another tweet directed at Cuomo, who recently hosted a CNN hometown to control the gun. his rant recently? Dirty language and a total loss of control, "Trump tweeted." He would not be allowed to have any weapons. She is nuts! ”
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Over the years, many people – including CNN personalities – have used the word" Fredo "to reward children of the president. Donald Trump Jr. noticed the viral video and offered his thoughts on the situation.
"Hey @ChrisCuomo get me," Fredo "is not the N word for Italians, it just means you are dumb brother," he wrote. In July, "Cuomo Prime Time" totaled 954,000 nightly views.
Cuomo announced Monday afternoon, hours before the video, that "Cuomo Prime Time" was on hiatus this week and would return to air Aug. 19.
Fox News & # 39; Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.