Chris Cuomo Confronts Guy Who Called Him Fredo

Lawrence Kim
August 13, 2019

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".

"If you want to play then we'll f**king play", Cuomo says.

A video of Chris Cuomo in heated argument at a NY bar has been making its rounds on the internet.

The claim in that tweet that Rush Limbaugh calls Cuomo Fredo are backed up by these transcripts. Cuomo asked a man who could be seen in the video.

"I don't want to have a problem with you, man", the man repeated.

"Own what you said". The man arguing with Cuomo took off his glasses when it looked like a dust-up was about to begin. You called me Fredo.

"You're going to have a f*cking problem".

"Please do", the man shot back. "I'll f*cking throw you down the stairs like a f*cking punk".

When the man facing Cuomo asked, "So why don't you do it", Cuomo replied, "So you can f*cking sue?" Things get quite aggressive during the argument with Cuomo saying "I'll f***ing ruin your shit".

At that point, another man intervenes to split the two up.

In a statement to Fox News, CNN expressed its full support for its primetime anchor. Conservative commentators, including US President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. derided Cuomo's reaction to being called "Fredo" while dismissing the alleged racial connotation of the word.

CNN is defending anchorman Chris Cuomo over a video of a confrontation in which Mr. Cuomo goes into a profane tirade and threatens to attack a person who got his name wrong.

Others on Twitter pointed out that CNN anchor Jake Tapper depicted Trump Jr.as Fredo in his political cartoon segment back in December and a CNN guest called Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the "Fredo of the Republican Party" in March.

That argument seems to only add fuel to the fire of Cuomo's anger, who switches up to physical threats. "He deserves the apology".

"We completely support him", they concluded.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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