Skip to comments.'Text "FREDO" to 88022': Trump's re-election campaign pounces on Chris Cuomo video scandal...
Posted on 08/13/2019 11:00:10 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: 'Text "FREDO" to 88022': Trump's re-election campaign pounces on Chris Cuomo video scandal with 'Fredo Unhinged' t-shirts that urge supporters to sign up for text alerts
Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign wasted no time capitalizing on a feud between the president and Chris Cuomo, introducing a t-shirt for sale on Tuesday that mocks the CNN anchor for a videotaped F-bomb rant that went viral online.
Cuomo confronted a man who called him 'Fredo' insisting he thought that was the TV star's name. Cuomo took it as an anti-Italian insult and threatened to throw the man down a flight of stairs as he berated him in vulgar language while a clelphone camera captured the scene.
Fredo Corleone was the dimwitted and disloyal older brother of Michael, the central character in 'The Godfather.'
The Trump campaign's response is a t-shirt, available for $34.00, that carries the words 'FREDO UNHINGED' and still images from the video.
'CNNs Chris Cuomo is Fredo!' the campaign website's product page reads.
'The truth hurts. He totally lost it. Help us annoy Chris Cuomo and buy your "Fredo Unhinged Tee" now!'
Campaign Manager Brad Parscale said in a tweet that only 'a limited supply' would be available. Less than 2-1/2 hours later he wrote that the shirts were '[s]elling faster than Fredo's meltdown! Thank you #FredoCuomo for filling up our coffers. You have now directly supported the POTUS!'
Communications Director Tim Murtaugh snarked on Twitter that the shirt 'should come with a trigger warning for @CNN anchors.'
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34 bucks is kinda steep though.
24 would be worth it :)
Does that include shipping/handling?
And for those Italians like myself who put the Godfather book only second to The Bible (a very distant second) this idea of “fredo” being an ethnic slur is absurd.
I have NEVER once heard it used like that.
ANYONE, black, white or yellow, Irish or Polish or Chinese, can be called a “fredo”.
Beto is a “fredo”. As are many others in the dem primary race.
I dunno :)
But now that I think about how much money I waste on nonsense, maybe 34 isn’t so crazy for a one time splurge :)
I read about it on DM’s site. It’s made of good fabric so if that includes shipping/handling that is not a bad price.
Nah you’re right.
And I could wear it around NYC just to aggravate people :)
It will never upset leftists as much as my Ronald Reagan shirts but what the heck, it’s still worth it :)
Does not include shipping, handling or protection money:)
I just got my Betsy Ross shirt from Rush the other day. I love collecting these so Im getting one!
Since I never saw the movie, I had never heard the term till today. Screw that rat 🐀 bastard Cuomo.
I still have my “Club Gitmo” t shirt
Cue The Godfather soundtrack
As well as George Will, William Kristol, and Jonah Goldberg.
Fredo could only be taken as a slur if you fancied yourself a goombah. Otherwise, it simply refers to a weak-minded familial disappointment.
Chrissie ain’t no goombah.
Troller in chief a very stable genius belongs on mt rushmore
ANYONE, black, white or yellow, Irish or Polish or Chinese, can be called a fredo.
We’ve been calling my middle brother Fredo for years—good guy, just not the brightest bulb. His little brother always got the respect!
“I am smart Mikey!. I’m your big brother”
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