Trump Campaign Now Selling Chris Cuomo ‘Fredo’ T-Shirts
The Trump campaign is capitalizing on a recent story about CNN’s Chris Cuomo by selling t-shirts using the same word Cuomo said has a racial slur. Cuomo’s reaction to being called ‘Fredo’ made headlines this week and President Donald Trump has managed to make it about himself.
The t-shirt features photos of Cuomo from the video of his interaction with someone who called him ‘Fredo’ and the words ‘Fredo Unhinged’. It encourages people to text the word ‘Fredo’ to a phone number. Cuomo said he considered the use of that word the same as an African-American would consider the N-word. This doesn’t appear to have bothered the Trump campaign.
The t-shirt is available for $34 at Trump’s store, which sells a wide variety of merchandise about the President and his campaign. The product description says: ‘The truth hurts. He totally lost it. Help us annoy Chris Cuomo and buy your ‘Fredo Unhinged Tee’ now!’
Trump took aim at Cuomo by making a joke about gun control. He suggested on Twitter than Cuomo’s behavior was a red flag that should prevent him getting access to firearms. This is especially insulting in the wake of recent mass shootings.
Cuomo has said he should have responded better to what he deemed an ethnic slur. But Trump and his supporters have pounced on the CNN anchor, who has often been critical of Trump.