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Monday was Chris ‘Fredo’ Cuomo’s first night back at the helm of Prime Time after a viral video exposed him threatening to throw a guy down a flight of stairs after getting mocked. Fredo held off saying anything about what happened until the end of his show. There was no apology to the guy or to Italian-Americans for the false claim he peddled suggesting “Fredo” was an “ethnic slur”. Instead, there was cockiness and laughter from him and fellow CNN host Don Lemon.
After coming back from a commercial break, Cuomo finally addressed the 800-pound, juicehead gorilla in the room. “All right, no secret how I spent one particular afternoon on vacation, and there is nothing to add. Except to say thank you,” he joyously declared. “Thank you to all who reached out in person, who sent messages. I appreciate it.”
“That includes Mr. Hannity and Ms. Maddow. They acted as colleagues, not competitors, and I won't forget it. In fact, I'm not going to forget and I will use all of the feedback,” he added.
He then opined about how “the key is for us all to be better, and that starts with me.” His self-proclaimed way of getting better was to insisted that Republicans wanted to “downplay” white supremacy and embrace them as part of their “team”.
We’ll get back to that bitter rant in a moment because just a few minutes later, Cuomo and Lemon were laughing about how Cuomo acted in the video.