Fox Host Tucker Carlson released never-before-heard audio of a phone call between CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and former Trump associate Michael Cohen on Tuesday, and the audio has Donald Trump calling for the firing of Cuomo from his cushy gig at CNN.
In the clip, Cuomo admits that he’s been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women, and dismisses the accusations as “lies.”
New Audio: Chris Cuomo confides in Michael Cohen. pic.twitter.com/SbHoPQx9Tm
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) September 2, 2020
Cuomo’s obvious disregard for the “believe all women” movement caused President Trump — and a number of other GOP figures — to point out Cuomo’s hypocrisy.
“Will Fredo be fired by Fake News CNN?” Trump asked, “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!”
As of Wednesday morning, CNN and Cuomo have been silent about the shocking conversation, though Cohen tweeted:
I did not give this recording or authorization for its use to @FoxNews or anyone. @POTUS and cronies violated my First amendment rights and now this; all to discredit me and my book. What’s next?