CNN backs Chris Cuomo after he’s caught in confrontation on video

Chris Cuomo in April. Cuomo a CNN anchor appears in a video shared on social media in which he gets into an altercation with a man who called him

Cuomo confronted the heckler after he called the anchor "Fredo", a reference to the hapless character of Fredo Corleone in the 1972 film "The Godfather".

The Hollywood Reporter described the confrontation as a conservative prank, posted by Straka, whose online show "frequently features confrontations with leftist organizations and political supporters".

CNN host Jake Tapper has drawn cartoons referencing others using the "Fredo" insult, and commentators Ana Navarro and Rick Wilson referred to Donald Trump Jr. and Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) by the moniker.

Cuomo also claimed the "Fredo" is equivalent to the "N-word" to Italians. I'm f***ing right here.

Warning: The tweet below and embedded video contain profanity.

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The video begins after their conversation has started; the full exchange has not been released.

"That was after the president shared the video, writing that he "thought Chris was Fredo also", adding", The truth hurts".

"I think that what Chris Cuomo did was disgusting".

In The Godfather Part II, Fredo's presumed weakness only continues to flourish when he collaborates with rival mobsters to orchestrate Michael's assassination. He was a weak brother.

He ranted: "They use it as an Italian aspersion". After Cuomo said he considers it an ethnic slur.

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"If anything, this is my fault, and I'll be glad to take the blame", he said. At that point, Cuomo threatens physical violence against the unknown man, who he implies would then sue the anchor if he was hit. If you've got something to say about what I do on television then say it. you're gonna have a big f***in' problem.

The two went back and forth for a moment as Cuomo reiterated that the man knew exactly who Cuomo was, and did not actually think his name was "Fredo".

Cuomo responds, "I'll f*cking ruin your sh*t". "I'll f-- throw you down these stairs like a f-- punk".

"What are you going to do about it?" the man says.

"Appreciate all the support but - truth is I should be better than the guys baiting me", Cuomo wrote. "We completely support him", a spokeswoman for the network said.

Fox News host Sean Hannity also defended Cuomo on Twitter. "I should be better than what I oppose". He noted that the Trump supporter was "being a jacka**" to Cuomo while "he's out with his 9-year-old daughter and his wife".

"Chris Cuomo has long maintained a lean-in" anchor style while holding forth on CNN.

4. Donald Trump Jr. Cuomo was particularly put off by the name and the underlying meaning of being called that.

Cuomo was interviewed by Curtis Sliwa on his AM 970 radio show in January 2010 about whether his brother Andrew might seek the Democratic nomination for governor. Cuomo reacted by cursing at the man and stated that calling an Italian "Fredo" is tantamount to calling a black person a "n-er". He wrote this in response to a Tweet from Katrina Pierson, a senior advisor on President Trump's re-election campaign. "It's like the N-word for us".

The footage which is said to have been taken at an event in NY on Sunday, has been making rounds on social media, sparking a Twitter moment of its own. His lesson in calling someone "Fredo" means that he has been called the "idiot brother" before because that is truly the only reason to get this mad about it. "Equivocating the two is pure racism". But Chris Cuomo was out of control.

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