Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo slammed conservatives for criticizing President Biden’s gaffes, telling them, “I don’t want to hear about Biden.”
On his latest Apple Podcast, Cuomo addressed the incident last week where the president called out a deceased congresswoman during a speech at the White House. Arguing that Biden “obviously forgot” about the congresswoman, Cuomo pushed back against the president’s conservative criticism.
“In this situation, I’m not too keen on hearing people on the right say ‘listen to the gaffe!'” he said.
Cuomo claimed conservatives ignored the mistakes of “one of the most egregious gaff machines,” former President Trump.
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“You were awfully quiet about one of the most egregious gaff machines I’ve ever seen in politics in my life, which was the former president. From pronunciation, from ‘Thailand’ not to know that Puerto Rico is part of the country to love a hundred things that weren’t just wrong but sounded like sheer nonsense. You didn’t say a thing!” he said.
“So I don’t want to hear about Biden,” the liberal reporter scolded. He suggested Republicans were playing “ugly” political “games” by calling out the president’s gaffes when they also did not agree to invoke the 25th Amendment with President Trump.
“We had discussions in the White House with the vice president and people around them about invoking the 25th Amendment and now you just want to point the finger at Biden when you haven’t said anything about him? ” he asked incredulously.
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But the former CNN reporter also hit out at the White House for not “owning” the incident.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubled down on her baffling apology for the president’s gaffe, which she said “made the situation worse.”
“She played the game”, he analyzed, adding: “It’s difficult to say that she does a good job.”
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Cuomo was fired from CNN ten months ago over allegations he violated journalistic ethics and tarnished the network’s reputation by helping his brother, disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, with his sexual harassment scandal . The former host has since launched “The Chris Cuomo Project” podcast on Apple Podcasts.