CNN anchor and New Day host Chris Cuomo, who more often finds himself undermining the likes of Rudy Giuliani and Kellyanne Conway, arrived in the cross-hairs when he compared the “fake news” insult levied against journalists to racial epithets. Cuomo made the comment during a discussion with CNN commentator Michael Smerconish about President Donald Trump’s anger with Sen. Richard Blumenthal on the latter’s radio show SiriusXM Politico. Trump called Cuomo out on Twitter, saying he’d “never asked [Blumenthal] about his long-term lie about his brave ‘service’ in Vietnam.” Why? “FAKE NEWS,” of course.
Needless to say, Cuomo wasn’t happy with the president’s repeated use of the “FAKE NEWS” insult — and not just because Trump had directed it at him.