Chris Cuomo Likens Trump To ‘Drunk Guy In a Bar’ Using Insults Because He Has No Good Arguments
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo slammed President Trump’s supporters for not holding him to a higher standard after he blasted his former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a “dog.”
“So if my 12-year-old, Mario, called someone a dog, he would not say it again in my presence. I guarantee you he would apologize,” Cuomo said on ‘Cuomo Prime Time.’
“In fact, if he said most of the things that the president says about people he’s threatened by or doesn’t like, his cheeks would be glowing. And that’s because we teach our kids – we make our kids – do right because it shows respect for people and respect matters.”
“So don’t defend President Trump calling Omarosa a ‘dog,’ ” Cuomo continued. “Don’t defend him calling anyone a ‘dog,’ period. Stop making it all okay whatever Trump says.
“Our president should not be defended like some drunk guy in a bar who said some things and did some things but somehow is not to be taken too seriously. He is in the most serious position,” added said.
Trump on Tuesday drew intense backlash from both sides of the aisle for referring to Manigault Newman, who was once the highest-ranking African American woman in the West Wing, as an animal.
“When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” Trump said on Twitter, referring to White House chief of staff John Kelly.
Trump’s remark arrived the same morning CBS News released a recording in which Manigault Newman appears to discuss the alleged tape with other Trump aides on which she claims he used the n-word .
The recording appears to be of an internal call during Trump’s 2016 campaign about an alleged tape Manigault Newman claims was created during his time as host of “The Apprentice” and features him using the racial slur.
“And by the way,” the CNN host added late Tuesday in a direct message to Trump supporters who defend the president’s insults, “he’s playing you, who excuse his words and deeds because insults are not insights. It’s getting off cheap. Going personal in court or in a debate suggests you have no good arguments.
Watch the video below, via CNN.