Former CNN Star Chris Cuomo Says He’s Open To Voting For Trump

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Former CNN star and part of the powerful Democratic Cuomo Family of New York, Chris Cuomo, recently caused a stir during an interview by saying that he would consider voting Donald Trump. 

His comments were made during an appearance on Patrick Bet-David’s PBD Podcast where he was discussing the upcoming election and “threats” to the United States.

The Washington Free Beacon noted that the CNN host said he was “always open” to voting for Trump over Biden. 

“If it’s Biden-Trump, look, for me—again, we survived a Trump administration,” Cuomo said during the program. “Would we survive another one? Yes, yes. I don’t think there’s any greater risk to America with him than with Biden. And for people who are now gonna attack me and say, ‘What are you talking about? Trump is, like, this crazy man,’ look, you know, as Patrick says, the data’s the data. Nobody was trying to kill us when Trump was president in a way that they’re not now.”

“If anything there’s more hostility,” Cuomo continued. “I’m just saying, existentially, I’m not afraid of a Trump presidency. Existentially, I’m not afraid of another Biden presidency because, unlike many people in America, I believe that the country is much stronger than any individual leader.”

Cuomo went on to say the country “survived” such controversies as Jan. 6, “the Russia thing,” and “having Biden as a gaffe machine.”

“We survived these things,” he said. “Are we better for it? No. Should we be doing things differently? Yes. I think it happens. I don’t know when; I don’t even know why. But, you know, in terms of who I’m gonna vote for, I would really have to see where we are at that moment in time.”

The admission that he’d vote for Trump is surprising to anyone who’s watched politics over the past five or so years. During his administration, Chris Cuomo was a loud critic of President Trump. 

The younger brother of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in 2019, Chris received one of Donald Trump’s patented nicknames: Fredo. 

“I think he was excellent,” Trump said of Giuliani’s heated interview that year with Cuomo, according to NBC News.

“I watched Rudy take apart Fredo,” Trump said. “Fredo’s performance was incompetent, Rudy took him apart.”

“Rudy Giuliani took Fredo to the cleaners,” he added.

Chris Cuomo was fired from CNN in December 2021 and is now a host at New Nation. 

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