Trump has gotten involved…
President Donald Trump entered CNN’s Chris Cuomo’s social media mockery on Tuesday, responding to a clip of a primetime anchor freaking out at a person calling him “Fredo.”
“I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts. Totally lost it!” Trump wrote. “Low ratings CNN.”
The video, first published by “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon” featured Cuomo in a profanity-laced tirade, telling the man that the nickname “Fredo” was like “The N word” for Italians. “Fredo” refers to the character of the same name in the film The Godfather, which has come to mean the “dumb brother” of a family.
“I’ll fucking ruin your shit,” Cuomo raged, calling the man a “punk bitch.”
“I’ll fucking throw you down these stairs like a fucking punk,” he added.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
CNN supported Cuomo’s behavior in a statement — and strengthened the claim of the anchor that the diminutive surname is “an ethnic slur.”
“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him,” the network said.