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Fredo Fall-Out: Don Jr. Knows The Feeling; Alec Baldwin, Meghan McCain, The Mooch, KISS’s Gene Simmons & Others Have Opinions

Is “Fredo” an ethnic slur? Was CNN’s protection of anchor Chris Cuomo sexist? Did Donald Trump Jr. simply confess to being the Trump household’s Fredo?

Everybody from the Trump boys to KISS’s Gene Simmons, Meghan McCain, Anthony Scaramucci, Tom Arnold and Alec Baldwin are weighing in on the viral video of Cuomo engaged in a loud, obscenity-filled argument with a bar patron who approached Cuomo and his household and referred to as the CNN star “Fredo,” an obvious reference to The Godfather saga’s doomed, weakling brother (performed to perfection by the late John Cazale, whose birthday was yesterday).

After each Sean Hannity and Donald Trump tweeted in regards to the incident – taking reverse sides, for as soon as – different responses began flooding social media, together with some surprising Cuomo help from conservatives like Hannity, Corey Lewandowski and the Mooch.

And Trump was none too happy with anybody defending the CNN anchor, even conservatives who complained when Sarah Huckabee Sanders was publicly harassed.

“It all the time occurs!,” Trump tweeted in a day-long obsession with the incident. “When a Conservative does even a fraction of what Chris Cuomo did together with his lunatic ranting, raving, & cursing, they get destroyed by the Pretend Information. However when a Liberal Democrat like Chris Cuomo does it, Republicans instantly come to his protection. We by no means be taught!”

CNN haters, unsurprisingly, took the chance to assail Cuomo for the whole lot from his language to his personal prior references to the Godfather character, whereas supporters mentioned the off-duty anchor has each proper to defend himself towards barroom fools and social media provokers.

The View‘s Meghan McCain contemplated how completely different a community’s response could be if a feminine anchor had used Cuomo’s language. “Nevertheless you are feeling about Chris Cuomo’s habits right this moment,” she tweeted, “there’s not one girl in ALL of media who may very well be filmed in public on an obscenity stuffed tirade and be supported by their community and public the best way he’s proper now. Males get to be robust and swear, girls are ‘unhinged’…”

Donald Trump Jr. had two of the day’s odder reactions, in a single retweeting an absurd suggestion that Cuomo’s use of the phrase “punk” throughout the argument was a homophobic slur, and in an earlier tweet seeming to specific solidarity with the Fredos of the world.

“Hey @ChrisCuomo,” Trump Jr. tweeted, “take it from me, ‘Fredo’ isn’t the N phrase for Italians, it simply means you’re the dumb brother.” He adopted the remark with a winking emoji. The president’s son has been in comparison with the hapless Corleone in lots of memes, a few of them resurrected within the wake of the Cuomo incident.

Right here’s a sampling of social media reactions to Fredogate. We’ll begin with Cuomo, Trump (not together with his many retweets on the topic) and Hannity to set issues up.

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