Chris Cuomo of CNN made headlines this summer when he reacted angrily to being given the nickname of “Fredo” in reference to Fredo Corleone from the “Godfather” movies.
But rather than avoid the subject of nicknames, Cuomo waded into it recently by trying to hang the moniker of #DirtyDonald on President Donald Trump.
Political satirist Tim Young found hypocrisy in Cuomo’s actions, according to Fox News.
“Cuomo is now officially playing the game that we’ve seen the left play since Trump won the Republican nomination in 2016, where if a joke or joke nickname I made about them, they scream that it’s the end of world… but when they do it, it’s perfectly alright,” Young said.
Despite Cuomo’s efforts to push his preferred hashtag, his own nickname of “Fredo,” given to him in a viral video confrontation over the summer, is going strong on Twitter. During the confrontation, Cuomo said the name “Fredo” was “like the N-word for us,” referring to Italian-Americans.
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) December 14, 2019
This is like Christmas Day for Cuomo! Doesn’t even remotely hide he is like a giddy child. Fun fact – none of this will really matter. DJT will still be the boss, and will be re-elected by the people in 2020. This was a partisan sham and a waste of taxpayer money. Call Mom, Fredo
— JC Chestnut (@jimmyjames114) December 18, 2019
Did trump just refer to Cuomo as Fredo? pic.twitter.com/Y67UfpoKvf
— FOORPSB (@foorpsb) December 15, 2019
Trump has emerged as the king of political nicknames, having created labels such as “Crooked Hillary” for 2016 antagonist Hillary Clinton and “Lyin’ Ted” for Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas when the two were dueling for the Republican presidential nomination.
Roll Call rated as Trump’s top creation his use of “Pocahontas” for Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as a piece of Trumpian mockery of her claim that she was part Native American.
Second place went to Trump’s use of “Sleepy Joe” to mock former Vice President Joe Biden.
Roll Call also made a list in 2018 and cited Trump for nicknames such as “Little Rocket Man” for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as well as two hits from the 2016 Republican primary days — “Low Energy Jeb” for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and “Little Marco” for Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.
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