CNN‘s Chris Cuomo had a shocking meltdown on Monday that saw him seemingly attack his own network, saying that he no longer likes what he does “professionally” and admitting to “trafficking in things that I think are ridiculous.”
Cuomo let loose this rant during Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM radio program, where he talked about how his recent coronavirus diagnosis has made him rethink his life.
“I don’t want to spend my time doing things that I don’t think are valuable enough to me personally,” Cuomo said. “I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship.”
“I don’t like what I do professionally,” he added. “I don’t think it’s worth my time.”
Cuomo went on to complain about “talking to Democrats about things that I don’t really believe they mean” and “talking to Republicans about them parroting things they feel they have to say.”
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo says his COVID diagnosis has made him rethink his career: “I don’t like what I do, professionally, I’ve decided… I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship. I don’t think it’s worth my time anymore.”pic.twitter.com/AmkUsuoATY
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) April 14, 2020
Cuomo’s rant also included attacks on President Donald Trump, who he said was “full of sh*t.” He also recounted an incident that occurred over Easter weekend in which he was heckled by a “loser biker” outside his Southampton home, saying that he was not able to defend himself because of his gig on CNN.
“I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bullsh*t to me, I don’t want to hear it,” Cuomo said. “I want to be able to tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth… I don’t get that doing what I do for a living.
“That matters to me more than making millions of dollars a year… because I’ve saved my money and I don’t need it anymore,” he continued. “Me being able to tell you to shut your mouth or I will do you the way you guys do each other.”
Among all this, Cuomo appeared to be suggesting that he is rethinking his job on CNN. “I’m basically being perceived as successful in a system that I don’t value,” Cuomo lamented. “I’m seen as being good at being on TV and advocating for different positions…but I don’t know if I value those things, certainly not as much as I value being able to live my life on my own terms.”
This isn’t the first time that a heckler has caused Cuomo to come unhinged. Last summer, he lost it on camera when someone referred to him as “Fredo,” a term that he claimed was an anti-Italian slur. “Punk-a** b*tches from the right call me ‘Fredo.’ My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN,” Cuomo can be seen saying in the video. “I’ll f**ng ruin your sh*t. I’ll f***ing throw you down these stairs like a f***ing punk… You’re gonna call me ‘Fredo’? Take a f***ing swing.”
If Cuomo feels that being able to respond to hecklers with foul tirades is worth giving up a multi-million dollar career on television, so be it! It just means one less CNN fake news peddler for the rest of us to worry about. Take a hike, Fredo Cuomo, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out!