But on Tuesday he put his peanut butter and chocolate together.
On Monday night, CNN also said it stood by the host. Confronting the man, Cuomo said the term was an "aspersion" against Italians and compared it to the N-word. Cuomo was particularly put off by the name and the underlying meaning of being called that. "I'm an anchor on CNN", Cuomo responded.
"Bachmann? If there was a mob character she resembled tonight it was Fredo from 'The Godfather.' If she raised her hand one more time to get noticed, Anderson Cooper was going to send her out on a fishing boat", Roland Martin wrote in October 2011. "He was a weak brother and the use of it to an Italian is disparaging". You guys think James Cann and Marlon Brando are Italian? It's a f***ing insult to the people. "Don't f***ing insult me like that!" Cuomo, whose brother is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, equated the reference to the N-word for black people. "Is that a cool f--ing thing?"
OK, that definitely doesn't equate. "It's like the N-word for us". His lesson in calling someone "Fredo" means that he has been called the "idiot brother" before because that is truly the only reason to get this mad about it.
"What are you gonna do about it?" the man asks. At least not yet.
Anyway, is anyone besides Cuomo of the opinion that "Fredo" is offensive to Italian-Americans?
The instigator goes another way... "Take a swing, c'mon boy".
"Don't f*cking insult me like that".
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Cuomo fires back, "It's a little different on TV".
The man says he thought Cuomo's name was Fredo, leading Cuomo to threaten him.
As the interchange continues, the guy takes off his sunglasses - apparently getting ready for a physical interaction.
At that point, Cuomo absolutely threatens the guy, though to be fair, the guy did ask. "I'll f****** wreck your shit". "I'll f***in' throw you down these stairs". "So you can f-- sue?" People gather around. Someone yells out WorldStar. That truth was beyond proven overnight when a video made the rounds online showing the CNN anchor in an angry public rage while confronting a group of men.
"The truth hurts", Trump added.
The footage which is said to have been taken at an event in NY on Sunday, has been making rounds on social media, sparking a Twitter moment of its own. He was a weak and unintelligent brother in a mafia family who was viewed with scorn by the other Corleone clan.
"Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant?"
"Filthy language and a total loss of control".