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God, This Is So Dumb, But Fine: The Chris Cuomo 'Fredo' Controversy Explained

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | August 13, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | August 13, 2019 |


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Apparently, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was out with his wife and kid, and some heckler called him a “Fredo,” and Cuomo lost it. He said Fredo was the N-word for Italians and threatened to throw the guy down the stairs.

Because this is the world we live in now, Donald Trump saw the video and piled on, because even though “Fredo” is not the N-word for Italians by any means, Donald Trump probably thought it was the closest he could get to using the N-word without getting in trouble.

CNN stood by its anchor, saying that it was an orchestrated set-up.

Ironically, Sean Hannity came to Chris Cuomo’s defense, too.

Double ironically, anti-Trump conservative Joe Walsh is actually a sensible voice of reason here:

Triple ironically, Donald Trump Jr. tried to insult Chris Cuomo but instead delivered basically the greatest self-own of 2019:

It’s interesting: I just read a Nate Silver piece on why Trump’s “tough-guy masculinity” may be a problem for Democrats in 2020, but after all of this? Jesus Christ, vote for a woman, people, so we don’t have to put up with this bullsh*t every day. It’s beyond dumb. “Orchestrated setup or not,” Elizabeth Warren is never going to threaten to wreck some guy’s shit and throw him down the stairs.




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