A powerful Democrat was on top of the world just a few short months ago.
But now he’s completely ruined.
Donald Trump learned of a Democrat downfall that put a smile on his face.
CNN suspended host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday indefinitely due to reports that he was helping his brother, Democrat Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, deal with sexual misconduct allegations.
Of course CNN has known since May that Chris Cuomo was helping his brother and CNN said at the time that it was “inappropriate” and claimed that the anchor “will not participate in such conversations going forward.”
But at the time it was unclear whether Andrew Cuomo would be able to weather the political scandal of the sexual misconduct allegations or not.
It’s only now that it’s clear Andrew Cuomo’s career is over and that Chris’ “Cuomo Prime Time” is suffering record low ratings that CNN chose to act.
“CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was suspended indefinitely by the network on Tuesday in the wake of new details about his efforts to assist his brother,” The New York Times reported, adding that while Chris Cuomo had apologized for advising his brother, “thousands of pages of new evidence released on Monday by the New York attorney general, Letitia James, revealed that the anchor’s role had been more intimate and involved than previously known.”
CNN was okay with Chris Cuomo giving his brother Andrew preferential coverage in the middle of Covid while Andrew Cuomo was forcing nursing homes to take in Covid-positive patients.
They weren’t even worried after it emerged that Andrew Cuomo actively covered up the number of nursing home deaths.
Chris Cuomo originally told CNN that he only helped Andrew as a brother, not as an adviser. Text messages between the CNN host and Melissa DeRosa, the former governor’s top aide, show that Chris wasn’t being completely honest.
“I have a lead on the wedding girl,” said one text from Cuomo.
“Rumor going around from politico 1-2 more ppl coming out tomorrow. Can u check your sources?” asked DeRosa in another text.
“On it,” replied Chris Cuomo. “No one has heard that yet.”
In another message, Cuomo asked DeRosa to “let me help with the prep.”
CNN’s actions have nothing to do with journalistic integrity, they’re just trying to save their ratings which are struggling, but still the fact that Chris Cuomo is gone is reason to celebrate.
Former President Trump rejoiced, declaring, “Fredo is gone!”
“Great news for television viewers, they have just suspended Chris Cuomo indefinitely!” the former president triumphantly said. “The big question is, was it because of his horrendous ratings, which in all fairness have permeated CNN and MSDNC, or was it because his brother is no longer Governor? Probably both. In any event, Fredo is gone!”
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