Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2019

Fox News’ Sean Hannity Defends CNN’s Chris Cuomo’s Fiery Response To ‘Fredo’ Insult

Sean Hannity on the set of FOX News Channel's 'Hannity' at FOX Studios.

It’s a rare occasion to see leading hosts from rival cable news networks defend one another publicly, but on Tuesday, Fox News’ Sean Hannity stood behind Chris Cuomo after the CNN anchor went viral for his response to being called ‘Fredo’ while on an outing with his family Sunday night.

A video that surfaced on Monday and quickly went mega-viral showed a visibly angry Cuomo responding to a stranger who apparently called him ‘Fredo,’ according to The Hill.

“”Punk a** b****es from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo says to the stranger who purportedly used the name. “My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from ‘The Godfather.’ He was a weak brother and they use it as an Italian aspersion.”

Cuomo explained to the stranger that the ‘Fredo’ crack was like calling an African-American “the N-word.” The heated CNN anchor then threatened to throw the man down the stairs.

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Fox News’ Sean Hannity Defends CNN’s Chris Cuomo’s Fiery Response To ‘Fredo’ Insult