An unverified video of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo went viral Monday night, showing him cursing and threatening a man who apparently taunted the host by calling him "Fredo".
"If you want to play, then we'll fucking play", Cuomo shot back, hurling a series of insults at the man and referring to him as a "punk bitch".
In the video that was originally surfaced on the Youtube channel "That's The Point with Brandon", begins amid the confrontation, which allegedly took place on Sunday, with the man telling Cuomo, "I thought that was who you were".
"No, punk-a- b-tches from the right call me Fredo", Cuomo tells the man in the video.
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According to Straka, the man claimed he was only aware of Cuomo because of The Rush Limbaugh Show, where the right-wing host repeatedly refers to him as Fredo.
He added, "Imho Chris Cuomo has zero to apologize for".
In a heated exchange, Cuomo, 49, forcefully responds to the man who seems to be comparing him to Fredo Corleone from the film "The Godfather". The man tells Cuomo mockingly, just after Cuomo compared "Fredo" to the n-word, "You're a much more reasonable man in person than you seem to be on television".
Cuomo hosts "Cuomo Prime Time" on CNN. Sure, he may have some expertise on what it's like to either be (or have) a "dumb brother", but someone with German and Czechoslovakian descent, he may not find the same meaning in "Fredo" as does someone who self-identifies as Italian-American. "Own what you said". "I'll f-ing wreck your shit". Cuomo asked. "Then take a swing at me". Scaramucci said he was "very proud" of Cuomo because "this happens all the time" and "it's quite racist". And they use it as an Italian aspersion. Cuomo's older brother is now serving as governor for the state of NY and their father had a career in politics decades ago.
"I assume @cnn not available for comment", tweeted Donald Trump Jr., who shared the video.