Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized CNN anchor Chris Cuomo after he reacted angrily to a man calling him "Fredo" Tuesday and took credit for the moniker, saying he coined it after Cuomo hosted a show in Cuba.
"Remember when the Covington kids were confronted by the elderly Indian banging on the drum? You remember what [Cuomo] said on CNN? Fredo said the kid should have walked away. [Cuomo] said the kid should have not stood there in the Indian guy’s face and provoked the incident. He should have walked away," Limbaugh said on his radio show Tuesday.
"Did [Cuomo] walk away last night? [Cuomo] did not."
Limbaugh took credit for the moniker saying racism had nothing to do with it but that he called Cuomo the name in response to the anchor's take on communism while appearing in Havana 2016 and wearing a "guayabera" shirt given to his father by Fidel Castro.
Donald Trump piled on Chris Cuomo on Tuesday after the CNN anchor uncorked a series of F-bombs at a man who called him 'Fredo' in public - and threatened to beat him up. The unidentified man claimed he genuinely thought Cuomo's first name was Fredo; it's the nickname conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh uses for the CNN host. Fredo Corleone was the dimwitted and disloyal older brother of Michael Corleone, the central character in 'The Godfather.
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