nearvideo trump calls CNN’s Chris Cuomo an ‘out-of-control animal’ to ‘Fredo’ – video door
President Trump mocked CNN’s Chris Cuomo after a viral video shows the TV presenter threatening to a man who called apparently ‘Fredo.’
President Trump tweeted earlier Thursday that he was ready to meet New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but also took a blow to Cuomo’s brother who works at CNN.
“I see Governor Cuomo today at the White house,” Trump tweeted. “He needs to understand that National security far in excess of the policy. New York needs to stop all his unnecessary legal hassles & harassment, start the cleaning yourself, and reduce taxes.”
Trump added: “relationships, but not bring, Fredo!.”
The “Fredo” reference is a nod to “The godfather” movies, and Trump, the comparison of the Chris Cuomo – CNN anchor, and the governor’s brother is a character in the film, which reveals in the end his brother. The reference was first seen by a trump supporter, last summer, in a viral video, the TV-journalists get angry with the man for the insult.
In the video, Cuomo, the term was meant to be said as a derogatory term for his Italian heritage, similar to the “N-word” for African-Americans.
“Punk a** b*****s right-you can call me Fredo,” Cuomo said in the video. “My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo from The godfather. He was a weak brother and use it as an Italian slander.”
The jab of trump, who has the light against the TV anchor in the past, is sure to lead to even more tension between him and the New York Governor when they meet at the White house on Thursday.
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The democratic Governor and the Republican presidents plan to meet Thursday to discuss their dispute over New York’s new “Green Light” law, which allows illegal immigrants to obtain state driver’s licenses and also bars Federal immigration agents access to state motor vehicle records.
The Trump administration responded to the law by blocking New Yorkers from participating in Global Entry and other “trusted Traveller” programs, where people fly or drive in the country-pass through security more quickly.
Cuomo says that he is ready to re-Covenant to restore access to driving records on a limited basis.
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But to not leave you in the lunch-time press conference Thursday, Cuomo promised to federal immigration agents, you can find lists of people who had applied for a new type of license, to prove by the applicants that they are legal in the United States.
“If you think you are going to extort, to give New York, you have a database of people without papers, you are wrong. I’ll said never do that,” Cuomo.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.