‘I’m wowed by what you did’: Chris Cuomo Lauds Brother Gov. Cuomo’s COVID Response
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo conducted a not so objective interview Wednesday night with his brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo lauding his success in the handling of the novel coronavirus spread in his state.
“It will never be seen as fair in people’s eyes, and we both get that, that’s ok,” Chris Cuomo said. “You got plenty of people to talk to.”
Not objective but true,the facts tell the story.NY had & has its struggles but they're doing way better than what we see elsewhere & no way that happens without the Luv Guv dishing the real 24/7.He works with relentless intensity & NY's better for it.And as a brother, I am proud. pic.twitter.com/M1TrAtQwCo
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) June 25, 2020
“I just hope you recognize even what I’m able to recognize being spawned from the same wolf pack. I hope you are able to appreciate what you did in your state and what it means for the rest of the country now. And what it will always mean to those who love and care about you the most,” Chris Cuomo told his brother.
He added, “I’m wowed by what you did. And, more importantly, I’m wowed by how you did it. This was very hard. I know it’s not over, but obviously I love you as a brother, obviously, I’ll never be objective, obviously, I think you’re the best politician in the country. But I hope you feel good about what you did for your people because I know they appreciate it. Nothing’s perfect, you’ll have your critics, but I’ve never seen anything like what you did and that’s why I’m so happy to have had you on the show.”
Auditioning for their own comedy show a few weeks ago: pic.twitter.com/CRKrfNtdRh
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) June 25, 2020
CNN’s Cuomo soon got backlash on social media following the interview. Many argued that the Governor caused thousands of elderly deaths in an executive order that earlier required nursing homes to take recovering COVID-19 patients.
CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo to his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:
“I’m wowed by what you did… Obviously I’ll never be objective. Obviously I think you're the best politician in the country… but I’ve never seen anything like what you did.”
This passes for “journalism?” pic.twitter.com/SsjSWUS47O
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) June 25, 2020
This is one of the most embarrassing and self-destructive things I've seen a news outlet do. I doubt even North Korean State TV would allow an anchor to "interview" his own brother and use their airwaves to declare him a Great and Noble Leader. Dynastic political power + StateTV: pic.twitter.com/nuMgSXYAnl
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 25, 2020