Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

CNN’s PR Head Responds To Cuomo ‘Fredo’ Meltdown. Trump Jr. Nukes Him

CNN’s PR Head Responds To Cuomo ‘Fredo’ Meltdown. Trump Jr. Nukes Him

It was unclear when and where the encounter took place, but the video opens up with Cuomo, clearly angry and raging out, claiming one of the men called him "Fredo", an apparent reference to the character in the "Godfather 2" movie. "We completely support him", wrote Matt Dornic, a CNN vice president and spokesman.

Cuomo told the guy. the name "Fredo" is as offensive to Italians as the n-word is to African Americans.

Cuomo, responding with multiple expletives, said he'd "throw you down these stairs" lika a "punk".

Moments later, Trump Jr. tweeted out a video that showed CNN's Ana Navarro calling him (Trump Jr.) "Fredo" on Cuomo's CNN show and Cuomo not saying anything about it, even though he claims that it's "like the n-word".

At one point, while the shaky camera was moving around, someone who sure sounded like Cuomo could be heard egging someone else on, saying, "Take a swing!" "You call me "Fredo" it's like I call you punk b-ch, you like that?" "You called me Fredo, like I call you 'punk b*ch", Cuomo says, insisting that the man had deliberately insulted him, despite the former's protesting that he genuinely believed Cuomo's name was 'Fredo'.

Cuomo announced Monday afternoon that "Cuomo Prime Time" would be back on-air next week. However, that innocuous piece of flattery does little to placate the anchor, who says: "If you want to play, we'll f*cking play" and goes on with his rant peppered with profanities.

In recent years, columnists and pundits have repeatedly compared Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner to Fredo, making the case that they are the weakest links in the Trump family.

Cuomo became irate at the man for referring to him to as Fredo Corleone from The Godfather, describing it as a racist slut against Italians.

In the 107 seconds of the video, Mr. Cuomo uses forms of the f-word 24 times and uses the s-word meaning "excrement" five times. Cuomo's older brother is now serving as governor for the state of NY and their father had a career in politics decades ago. You called me Fredo. When the man asks what he will do, the CNN hosts replies: "I'll f****** ruin your s***".

"I assume @cnn not available for comment", tweeted Donald Trump Jr., who shared the video.

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