CNN's Chris Cuomo Explodes When Trump Supporter Calls Him 'Fredo' - WATCH
Far-left news anchor filmed threatening to throw man down the stairs
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was filmed exploding in an aggressive rage after a Trump supporter called him "Fredo" while asking for a photo.
Video footage shows Cuomo losing his temper and threatening a man with physical violence during a verbal altercation posted to Youtube on Monday.
The clip was originally uploaded to Youtube channel “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon,” and has since gone viral on social media after being shared by a number of prominent personalities, including Donald Trump Jr.
The video shows Cuomo getting increasingly angry with a man who insists he thought the CNN anchor’s name was “Fredo.”
UPDATE: YouTube has now deleted the original video so only copies are now being shared.
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“Footage sent in by a TTP fan,” the video caption reads.
“A fan of news went to ask Chris Cuomo for a photo, mind you the man who asked him DID NOT know his real name and knows of him only through The RUSH LIMBUAGH SHOW and on that show Rush repeatedly calls him ‘FREDO’ so the man legitimately thought his name was FREDO.
"At this point CHRIS CUOMO LOSES IT AND THREATENS THE MAN WITH VIOLENCE!”
A man in NY yesterday approached CNN's Chris Cuomo and called him "Fredo"— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 13, 2019
Cuomo: "You're going to have a problem"
Man: "What are you going to do about it?"
Cuomo: "I'll fuckin ruin your shit. I'll fucking throw you down these stairs"
Credit: "THAT'S THE POINT with Brandon" pic.twitter.com/4iWwzaSQpF
The man in the video is heard saying “I thought that’s who you were” after Cuomo apparently took issue being called "Fredo" from the outset.
“No, punk-a*s b*tches from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo said.
“I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo was on ‘The Godfather.’
"He was the weak brother, and they use it as an Italian aspersion.
"Any of you Italian? It’s a f*cking insult to your people. It’s an insult to your f*cking people.
"It’s like the n-word for us. So, is that a cool fucking thing?”
“You’re a much more reasonable guy in person than you seem to be on television,” the man tells Cuomo.
“If you want to play, then we’ll f*cking play,” says Cuomo, becoming increasingly angry.
“If you got something you want to say about what I do on television than say it …
"You’re gonna have a big f*cking problem.
"It’s a little different on TV. Don’t f*cking insult me like that.”
“You call me f*cking Fredo,” Cuomo continued.
“It’s like I call you punk b*tch. You like that? … You called me Fredo. You know my name’s not Fredo.”
“What are you gonna do about it?” the man asks when Cuomo demands he “own” what he said.
“I’ll f*cking ruin your shit,” Cuomo responds.
“I’ll f*cking throw you down these stairs like a f*cking punk.”
“Please do,” the man replies.
“Why? So you can f*cking sue?” asked Cuomo.
“Take a f*cking swing …”
The confrontation eventually was broken up by others in the room.
According to the Wikipedia entry for “Fredo Corleone,” Fredo "is the second son of the mafia don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro).
"Fredo is the younger brother of Sonny (James Caan) and the elder brother to Michael (Al Pacino) and sister, Connie (Talia Shire).
"Corleone family consigliere Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) is his informally adopted brother.
"Being weaker and less intelligent than his brothers, Fredo has little power or status within the Corleone crime family.
"The infant Fredo had pneumonia.
"In the novel, Fredo’s primary weakness is his womanizing, a habit he develops after moving to Las Vegas and which earns his father’s disfavor.
"In the films, Fredo’s feelings of personal inadequacy and his inability to act effectively on his own behalf are character flaws leading to greater consequences."
Cuomo is currently on vacation this week from his CNN show, although it's not clear whether the move is related to the confrontation.