It doesn't show the "Fredo" reference but depicts Cuomo's profanity-laced reaction as he characterizes the comment as an anti-Italian slur. The character is viewed as the less competent brother seeking his father's approval.
Of course, Twitter users were on their grinds and quickly found evidence of Cuomo reacting the complete opposite on live TV when an analyst used the term.
The claim in that tweet that Rush Limbaugh calls Cuomo Fredo are backed up by these transcripts. That's what Cuomo did, after being called "Fredo", on the public streets of NY. "You need to take an anger management course". The man who spoke with Cuomo taunts him, "Look at all these cameras, you're in for it". Yes, but, being called Fredo by this man was most definitely being called stupid and not in whatever way that Chris Cuomo took it.
The video begins after their conversation has started; the full exchange has not been released.
It should be pointed out that the person filming the video was either the man who called Cuomo "Fredo" or someone in his group.
CNN has stood by Cuomo, releasing a statement Tuesday morning defending the anchor's behavior. "'Fredo" is from the Godfather. In the films, Frederico Corleone was the family's "weak brother", who is an object of pity before being executed for betraying his brother, Michael. "Fredo is from 'The Godfather.' He was a weak brother and they use it as an Italian aspersion".
How did CNN react to Cuomo's rant?
"Take a f-- swing", Cuomo tells the man. "It's a f--ing insult to your people". "It's like the n-word to us". Cuomo angrily exclaimed, "If you got something to say about what I do on television, then say it".
Just when he thought he was out, they pulled him back in.
Cuomo then called the man a "punk b***h" and asked, "You like that?"
Cuomo responds, "I'll f*cking ruin your sh*t". Someone shouted, "What are you going to do about it?"
"Please do", the man told him.
Security eventually separated Cuomo and the other man before the confrontation could become violent.
CNN spokesman Matt Dornic replied to Trump on Twitter. "We completely support him". "I should be better than what I oppose". "He's out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jack-ss in front of his family".
And Fox News' Hannity said "Cuomo has zero to apologize for".
4. Donald Trump Jr. "My name is Chris Cuomo".
In his fury, it evidently slipped Cuomo's mind that he once referred to himself as Fredo in a 2010 radio interview with Curtis Sliwa.
Cuomo is now on vacation from his show, "Cuomo Prime Time".
"La Cuomo Nostra" is waaaay more offensive than some dude calling him "Fredo" but Cuomo was probably friendly with Sliwa from way back when that interview happened and Sliwa too is Italian-American, i.e.
This isn't the first time Donald Trump has attacked a CNN anchor, nor is it the first time he's flirted with racism. "It's like the N-word for us". "An excuse just as fake as his news", Trump Jr. wrote.