Cuomo compared calling an Italian-American person, Fredo, similarly to using the “N word.” As an Italian-American, I don’t necessarily agree.
There are worse ethnic slurs people have used to disparage Italian-Americans that are far more offensive. I won’t repeat them but they are banned on this forum just like other ethnic and racial slurs used to disparage other ethnicities and races.
But more importantly, Fredo does not compare with using the N word at all. There really is no comparison.
Katrina Pierson, a Tea Party and Trump supporter, capitalized off Cuomo’s comparison.
It’s unclear where the altercation occurred but the video shows a very angry Chris Cuomo threatening to “fuckinging throw you down these stairs like a fucking punk.”
CNN stands by Chris Cuomo and will not impose any disciplinary actions at this time.
In fact, Cuomo received support from an unlikely source, Sean Hannity.
Of course, the Racist in Chief weighed in and referred to Cuomo as……Fredo.