. . .Of course there’s weightlifting CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, who in 2019 threatened to throw a guy down a flight of stairs for calling him “Fredo” — a reference to the weak brother in “The Godfather.”
CNN host Chris Cuomo has little to no chill when someone calls him “Fredo”. pic.twitter.com/w8pYFfq1Q9
— Matt Bevan 🎙 (@MatthewBevan) August 13, 2019
. . .Naturally, folks far and wide piled on since then and repeated the “Fredo” slight — including President Donald Trump earlier this year:
.@CNN should move Fredo back to the morning slot. He was rewarded for bad ratings with a much better time slot – and again got really bad ratings. Getting totally trounced by @FoxNews. Give him another shot in the morning – He would easily beat Morning Joe’s poorly rated show!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2020
. . .Well, that apparently didn’t sit well with Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who told radio host Howard Stern on Monday he wanted to punch Trump’s lights out over his “Fredo” dig directed toward his younger brother.
“If I wasn’t governor of New York, I would have decked him. Period,” the elder Cuomo told Stern, according to USA Today. “I mean he was attacking me, he was attacking my family, he was anti-Italian. Every nasty thing.”
The governor added, “Take away that word ‘governor’ for 24 hours, I would have had a field day with him,” the paper said. (Read more from “Andrew Cuomo Wants To ‘Deck’ President Trump” HERE)