CNN’s Cuomo apologizes for equating Trump’s ‘fake news’ slam to being called the ‘n-word’

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo ate a little crow and apologized for making an unfair and racially charged comparison.

During a radio interview Thursday, he said that to a journalist, the term “fake news” could be likened to using a racial slur to a member of a minority.

“The only thing that’s bothersome about it, is that I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity,” Cuomo told Michael Smerconish on SiriusXM’s ‘POTUS.’ “That’s what fake news is to a journalist.”

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Cuomo’s comments were in reply to President Trump’s earlier attachment Thursday of the “fake news” label to CNN, where he criticized Cuomo’s questions during an interview with Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

Trump observed that Cuomo never asked the Connecticut Democrat about puffing up his military service with claims that he’d served in Viet Nam which was an absolute lie.

“It is an ugly insult, and you had better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose,” Cuomo added. “The president was not right here and he’s not been right in the past.”

Cuomo continued his comments on the subject in the radio interview.

“It is an ugly insult, and you had better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose,” the CNN host added. “The president was not right here and he’s not been right in the past.”

Shortly after making this comparison he took to Twitter to walk it back.

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Here’s the interview that led to the apology.

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Clip via the Daily Mail

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