President Donald Trump on Monday launched a recent assault towards Chris Cuomo, calling the CNN host “Pretend Information” and “Fredo” when sharing an article from the far-right Breitbart Information that purportedly broke down the primetime anchor’s “most embarrassing” moments of 2019.
He’s Pretend Information, will all the time be Fredo to us. I ought to launch a few of his dishonest interviews? Coupled with unhealthy scores, he’d be out! https://t.co/eEk6pdSRnV
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2019
Trump has criticized Cuomo, who has reported critically on the White Home, many occasions. Particularly, he has repeatedly referred to as Cuomo “Fredo” ― a reference to the Fredo Corleone character from “The Godfather” movies. (The insult can also be incessantly leveled at Donald Trump Jr.)
I like New York, however New York can by no means be nice once more beneath the present management of Governor Andrew Cuomo (the brother of Fredo), or Mayor Invoice DeBlasio. Cuomo has weaponized the prosecutors to do his soiled work (and to maintain him out of jams), a motive some don’t wish to be…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019
Each Commiecast MSNBC & Pretend Information CNN are watching their Rankings TANK. Fredo on CNN is dying. Don’t know why @FoxNews desires to be extra like them? They’ll all die collectively as different retailers take their place. Solely professional Trump Fox exhibits do nicely. Relaxation are nothing. How’s Shep doing?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2019
“I believed Chris was Fredo additionally,” Trump tweeted in August after footage emerged of the CNN host dealing with off with a person who’d referred to as him the time period.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
“Punk-ass bitches from the proper name me Fredo,” mentioned Cuomo, who’s of Italian descent, within the clip that went viral.
“You’re going to have an enormous fucking downside,” he added. “Don’t fucking insult me like that. You fucking referred to as me Fredo. It’s like I name you punk bitch ― you want that?” Cuomo additionally mentioned the time period was just like “the ‘N-word’” for Italians.
Cuomo later apologized. “No want so as to add to the ugliness; I ought to be higher than what I oppose,” he tweeted on the time.
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