A video of CNN presenter Chris Cuomo, 49, being infuriated by man who called him Fredo has gone viral. But according to Donald Trump Jr., 41, the eldest son of U.S. president Donald Trump, 73, it is fake news.
As Cuomo explained in the viral video, the name Fredo is from “The Godfather” character Fredo Corleone, who is weaker and less intelligent than his brothers. According to the Italian-American journalist, calling an Italian this name is racist.
On January 9, 2019, the younger Donald was also called Fredo on “Cuomo Prime Time,” a CNN show hosted by Cuomo. Nicaraguan-American Ana Navarro, 47, criticized the presidential son for likening the proposed border wall to a zoo fence.
Navarro described the eldest son of the U.S. president as “an entitled, rich, spoiled little brat whose only call to fame is being his daddy’s son.” She went on to say “[D]addy kept Fredo back home.”
“Who cares what [he] says,” Navarro said of the younger Donald. “I don’t want to talk about that entitled little brat.”
The presidential used Navarro’s statement of “Cuomo Prime Time” to criticize CNN. In a statement, the news-based pay television channel owned by AT&T’s WarnerMedia said Cuomo “defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup.”
Several celebrities reacted to the controversy. One of them was “NCIS: New Orleans” actor Tom Arnold, 60.
Navarro has yet to respond to the criticisms. Watch her call the eldest son of the U.S. president Fredo on Cuomo’s show on CNN here: