Limbaugh: 'Fredo' Cuomo's obscene blowup 'is my fault'

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President Donald Trump reacted to a viral video showing CNN host Chris Cuomo exploding at a man who called him "Fredo", saying that Cuomo "totally lost it!"

'Fredo' or Frederico Corleone is a fictional character in The Godfather, who is portrayed as the weakest of three brothers of the criminal clan.

"No, punk-a** b***hes from the right call me "Fredo". "My name is Chris Cuomo". Italian Records on 18th Avenue said that any insult meant by the "Godfather" reference was tied to Fredo being a turncoat. "You Italian?" he challenged. "It's an insult to your people". It's an insult to your f*cking people. Not like the N-word. "Is that a cool f*cking thing?" "I'll f*cking throw you down the stairs like a f*cking punk", Cuomo says with his temper flaring.

Throw out whether or not you 'like' Chris Cuomo, or whether you watch CNN. Imagine their coverage of this if they were a real news organization?,"Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted, to which CNN spokesman Matt Dornic replied, "Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup".

"We're gonna have a f*ckin problem", Cuomo said to the man who allegedly had asked to take a picture with him.

In fact, as pointed out Donald Trump, Jr. himself, the elder Trump son was one time was called "Fredo" by a CNN guest.on Cuomo's show.with no correction from Cuomo.

Cuomo is the younger brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) and the son of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (D.), a liberal icon who gave a memorable address at the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

Cuomo, 49, said he should have been "better" than the man who called him "Fredo" but declined to apologize.

Fox News' Sean Hannity continued to show cross-channel solidarity for CNN host Chris Cuomo on his show, dismissing anyone "feigning outrage" over his primetime cable rival's expletive-filled bar altercation: "I don't think he should've apologized".

As the tension rose, Cuomo suddenly shifted from his on-air voice to what might be described as a Sonny Corleone accent: "Any a you Italian?"

Cuomo later tweeted an apology, saying, "I should be better than the guys baiting me". "This happens all the time", Scaramucci tweeted. "He's out with his nine-year-old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family".

Jesse Kelly, a conservative radio host, added: "UNPOPULAR OPINION: Don't approach a man in public and start chirping at him, film it, then whine when you get put in your place".

The man told bystanders that he thought "Fredo" was Cuomo's name.

While Mr Tamburri recognised Fredo as inflammatory, he said it pales in comparison to other slurs against Italians.

See a few reactions to Cuomo's incident below.



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