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WATCH: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatens to Throw Man Down Stairs After Being Called ‘Fredo’

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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was captured on video flying off the handle and spiraling into an expletive-laden rant after he encountered a man that apparently called him “Fredo” in reference to Fredo Corleone from The Godfather.

Fredo was not too pleased with the comment and unleashed a rant where he compared using “Fredo” to calling an African-American the n-word and threatening to throw the man down the steps.

It wasn’t a good look for one of the faces of the network.

“Punk ass b*tches from the right call me ‘Fredo.’ My name is Chris Cuomo, I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from the ‘Godfather,’ he was a weak brother and the use of it to an Italian is disparaging,” the 49-year-old anchor can be heard yelling. “Don’t f–ing insult me like that. You call me ‘Fredo’ it’s like I call you punk b–ch, you like that?

“I’ll f–ing throw you down these stairs like a f–ing punk… you’re gonna call me Fredo, take a f–ing swing? I’ll f–ing wreck your sh*t.”

Here is the video of Cuomo’s public meltdown:

Chris Cuomo of CNN tried to fight someone who called him "Fredo" and said that word is "like the n-word" for Italianspic.twitter.com/pZdyElz7MN

— jordan (@JordanUhl) August 13, 2019

CNN, however, is standing by their anchor and said that he was simply defending himself from an ethnic slur in response to a setup.

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup,” a spokesperson from CNN told the New York Post in a statement. “We completely support him.”

As you might expect, Donald Trump Jr. was quick to take aim at the CNN anchor on social media and wasted no time trolling him.

“Hey [Chris Cuomo], take it from me, ‘Fredo’ isn’t the N word for Italians, it just means you’re the dumb brother,” the president’s son tweeted. “Guys I have a feeling Chris ‘Fake News Fredo’ Cuomo is going to stick.”

Trump Jr. also shared video of a CNN segment where he was referred to as “Fredo” and the comment generated no reaction from Cuomo.

Does CNN’s head of PR still think “Fredo” is an ethnic slur after watching this? Because if it’s the N word for Italians like @ChrisCuomo says, I don’t understand why Chris seems so at ease with someone saying it here. An excuse just as fake as his news. #FredoCuomo https://t.co/8G8yuY80CK pic.twitter.com/1gwVyDVCob

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 13, 2019

Cuomo has yet to comment on the altercation.


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