Trump Fillets Fake News 'Fredo' In Cuomo Tweet

Eric Scheiner | February 13, 2020
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“I’m seeing Governor Cuomo today at The White House,” the president tweeted Thursday. “He must understand that National Security far exceeds politics. New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits & harrassment, start cleaning itself up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but don’t bring Fredo!”

The tweet takes a jab at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s brother, CNN’s Chris Cuomo, who was caught on video threatening a Trump supporter who called him Fredo last year.

In the video, Cuomo claimed the slur is akin to the “n-word” for Italians. The CNN host attempted to couple his trash talking with physical intimidation.

“Fredo was from The Godfather. He was a weak brother. And they use it as an Italian aspersion,” Cuomo said. “Are any of you Italian? Are you Italian? It's a f---ing insult to your people. “

“I’ll f***ing ruin your s**t,” Cuomo said. “I’ll f***in’ throw your down these stairs like a f***in’ punk.”

President Trump has called Cumo “Fredo” before. Making the reference during a press conference at a UN Summit in September.