Zeoli: What if People Call Chris Cuomo 'Fredo' Because of Chris Cuomo?

The Rich Zeoli Show 08/14/19

The Rich Zeoli Show
August 14, 2019 - 11:31 am

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On this morning's show, Rich shared a 2010 clip from Curtis Sliwa's radio show that features Chris Cuomo calling himself "Fredo." Rich was bemused by this, theorizing why Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump, and the entire country started calling Cuomo by the name of the disloyal Corleone brother.

"Did [Chris Cuomo] coin this himself? Is it possible? At the end of the day, everybody assumes that Rush Limbaugh just started calling him 'Fredo,' but what if Rush  heard that? Rush was on WABC back then, so what if...one of Rush's producers heard him say that...Maybe Rush heard that and started calling him 'Fredo.' At the end of the day, all the smoke settles. What if the reason why people call Chris Cuomo 'Fredo' is because of Chris Cuomo?"

"That would be the ultimate delicious irony, would it not? After all this whining [about] ethnic slurs and how triggered he is, if the reason why Rush Limbaugh and Donald Trump and everybody else in America now calls him 'Fredo' is because of that idiot calling himself 'Fredo.'"

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