The anchor is shown angrily berating the man and repeatedly cursing at him. He even threatens to throw him down the stairs. The video ends when others step in between the two men.
The unseemly feud quickly drew the attention of the president’s allies, and a campaign spokeswoman blasted Chris Cuomo as racist for comparing a casual put-down from the movies to a “dehumanizing word used against blacks.”
That pushback was more than a little ironic since Trump has been accused of brazen racism for defending violent white nationalists at Charlottesville and branding Mexicans as “rapists and criminals.”
Chris Cuomo got some surprising support from fellow TV personality Sean Hannity, who broke with his right-wing allies to denounce the videotaped shouting match as a set-up.