August 18, 2022

Trump just spitefully insulted CNN anchor Chris Cuomo over viral encounter with rude heckler

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President Trump took to Twitter this morning to mock CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who became an online sensation last night after a video of him shutting down a harasser was taken viral by the right-wing in a failed attempt to damage his image.


Cuomo was out with his family when a stranger accosted him and called him “Fredo,” a reference to the bumbling failson Corleone brother in the Godfather portrayed by John Cazale.

Perhaps striking too close to the heart — Chris Cuomo has long lived in the shadow of his brother Andrew Cuomo, the current governor of New York — the popular anchor went off on the instigator.

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President Trump, eager for any chance to smear a prominent member of the mainstream media who is known for being critical of his administration, jumped on the bandwagon and rubbed salt in the wound by calling him “Fredo” as well and mocking his “low ratings,” which of course are one of the only meaningful qualifiers in Trump’s rotting brain.

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The irony here, of course, is that “Fredo” has long been a popular descriptor for his own son, Donald Trump Jr.

It’s never reassuring to wake up in the morning and find the leader of the free world using the platform he uses to reach the entire world to take weak potshots at a newsman he doesn’t like.

While we would disagree with Chris’ assertion that the name “Fredo” qualifies as a “slur,” it’s pretty telling how our notoriously racist president eagerly leaped at the chance to hurl it at him. Just another disgraceful start to the day by our perpetually disgraceful president.

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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