The Trump campaign cashes in on the Cuomo incident

Trump’s re-election campaign has been selling T-shirts with stills from the video where Cuomo berates a man for calling him ‘Fredo’

Chris Stevenson
Thursday 15 August 2019 01:33 BST

Never one to miss a chance to castigate CNN or its employees, Donald Trump was quick to jump on a video of anchor Chris Cuomo berating a man for calling “Fredo” this week.

The term refers to the character of Fredo Corleone in the Godfather movies, seen as the weak-willed older brother. Cuomo himself has a famous family, with his father a former governor of New York and his brother Andrew now serving in the same role.

Cuomo sparked a backlash by claiming the term was “like the N-word” for Italian Americans and has quite rightly said he should have responded better to being challenged in public. CNN said it “completely” supported him.

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