Sean Hannity, Anthony Scaramucci defend Chris Cuomo
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While CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is under fire by some after a viral video of him lashing out at a “Trump supporter” who confronted him over the weekend, he’s also getting support — from an unlikely source.
Fox host Sean Hannity, whose “Hannity” airs at the same time as “Cuomo Prime Time,” backed Cuomo’s response in a tweet.
“I say good for @ChrisCuomo … He’s out with his 9 year old daughter, and his wife, and this guy is being a jackass in front of his family. (In my honest opinion) Chris Cuomo has zero to apologize for. He deserves the apology,” Hannity tweeted without specifically addressing the alleged use of an ethnic slur.
At issue was the man’s use of the first name of “Godfather” character Fredo Corleone as an ethnic insult.
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci did address the slur, tweeting he’s “very proud of @ChrisCuomo.” He added, “This happens all the time. It’s quite racist.”