Chris Cuomo was caught on tape denying apparent sexual misconduct claims while talking to former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen.
The tape was obtained by Fox News host Tucker Carlson and President Trump took to Twitter to demand Cuomo be fired.
Will Fredo be fired by Fake News @CNN? He speaks with great disrespect about women, and it will only get worse. Fredo’s Ratings are bad, so this is the time. Always terrible to speak to sleazebags, especially when you are being recorded. CNN has no choice, Fredo must go! https://t.co/veVwg7G1YF
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2020
According to Fox News:
“You know, I’m always careful when I talk to media, you know?” Cuomo was heard saying in the audiotape released Tuesday.
“Right,” Cohen responded.
“Do you know how many f—– phone calls I’ve gotten from people at ABC who say that reporters are calling and lying about things they heard about me to try to get stories about me when I was at ABC? Guys calling and saying, ‘I heard he’s the Charlie Rose of ABC, used to invite women to the hotel and open up his bathrobe.’ Do I look like the kind of f—– guy who’s gotta do that?” Cuomo continued.
“It’s lying — ‘so I already have a good source that says that he forced one woman to have sex. I just wanted to know if you heard anything like that.’ There is no woman! There is none of that!” the CNN anchor then said. “Here’s the problem: Women who do work there say, ‘Oh yeah, you know, some of these men,’ and naming me with other guys, ‘You know, we bumped into each other once in the elevator and he put his hand on my shoulder and he made me really uncomfortable.’ I mean, what the f—?”
Cuomo left ABC in 2013 where he used to anchor “20/20” and “Good Morning America.” Cuomo’s current show “Cuomo Prime Time” was CNN’s top show for August but trailed 13 Fox News shows and was number 21 in cable news.
Cuomo was also heard on the tape telling Cohen that “the media is not your friend.”