Donald Trump trolls ‘Fredo’ Chris Cuomo and threatens to release ‘dishonest interviews’ which he claims would get CNN host fired
- President Donald Trump tweeted that CNN’s Chris Cuomo was ‘Fake News’ and would always be ‘Fredo to us’
- The reference was to the name of the weaker brother in the Godfather films and novel. Cuomo is the younger brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
- The CNN host also considers the word to be a a slur to Italians, on par with the ‘n word’ for black people
- A video of his heated reaction to Trump supporters who used the name when they confronted him in August went viral
- Trump’s tweet Monday came in response to a news story about Cuomo’s seven most embarassing moments in 2019
- The president asked if he should release ‘some of his dishonest interviews’, and suggested that ‘Coupled with bad ratings, he’d be out’ of CNN
President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that CNN’s Chris Cuomo ‘will always be Fredo to us’, and asked whether he should release the cable news host’s dishonest interviews.
The ‘Fredo’ reference was to the weaker brother in the Godfather movies and crime novel written by Mario Puzo.
It also was not clear what ‘dishonest interviews’ the president was referring to.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that CNN’s Chris Cuomo ‘will always be Fredo to us’
The president’s tweet also asks whether Trump should release the cable news host’s dishonest interviews
Trump’s tweet on Monday claims CNN’s Chris Cuomo (left) ‘will always be Fredo to us’. Fredo is a reference to the weaker of brother in the Godfather movies and novel by Mario Puzo. He was played in the films by actor John Cazale (right)
But Trump does deliver on what he expects would happen with such a bombshell release.
‘Coupled with bad ratings, he’d be out!’ he wrote, suggesting CNN would likely fire its news host.
Cuomo’s publicist at CNN was not immediately available when DailyMail.com reached out.
Cuomo is the younger brother of New York Governor Mario Cuomo and considers the name Fredo to be a slur towards Italians, on par with the ‘n word’ when used to refer to black people.
Cuomo is the younger brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
The younger Cuomo considers the use of the name ‘Fredo’ to be a slur to Italians, on par with the ‘n word’ when used to refer to black people
A video of Cuomo’s heated reaction to Trump supporters who used the name to refer to him while he was at an outdoor fair with his family in August went viral.
Cuomo, not shy when he’s broadcasting about his disdain of the president, later admitted he should not have been so negative in his reaction.
Even though CNN stood by him, the news host hasn’t been able to shake the reference with some of his critics, including Trump.
The president’s tweet came in response to a news story in Breitbart about Cuomo’s seven most embarrassing moments of 2019.
‘Fake News’, the president started off in his tweeted comments about the moments, which include the viral video.
The conservative news site also includes CNN news segments and some of Cuomo’s social media posts.
In a tweet, Cuomo discusses how he stays fit.
‘I grind,’ he says, offering that he is ‘blessed with good health and the opportunity to stay fit’.
Trump’s tweet goes further to hint that he may have information that could prove damaging, rather than embarrassing to Cuomo.
‘I should release some of his dishonest interviews?’ the president asks, but not elaborating on specifics.
But he does expect that if he does release those details, Cuomo would be sacked.
Trump’s reference to ‘dishonest interviews’ doesn’t include specifics about what he means, but he promises that they, along with ‘bad ratings’ would result in Cuomo’s being dropped from CNN