In a radio interview from 2010, CNN’s Chris Cuomo called himself Fredo.
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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.
Sliwa said he dubbed the Cuomo family â€œla Cuomo Nostra.â€
â€œThere is a group of people â€” politicos â€” who always hint they might run, but not necessarily plunge all the way, and they are members of la Cuomo.â€
â€œWho am I, then, Fredo?â€ Cuomo asked in response.
â€œYes, exactly,â€ Sliwa said. â€œSo you better be careful that your brother Andrew doesnâ€™t kiss you on both cheeks and then all of a sudden they take you out on the middle of the lake and whereâ€™s Chris?â€
â€œHe kisses me plenty because heâ€™s a great big brother,â€ Cuomo said.
This comes after both Cuomo and CNN claimed that “Fredo” is an Italian slur.
Cuomo also allowed Ann Navarro to use the term on his show with no backlash.
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