Chris Cuomo Apologizes for Comparing the Term ‘Fake News’ to the ‘N’ Word

By Chris Ariens 

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New Day co-anchor Chris Cuomo says he “was wrong” to compare the term “fake news” to the “N” word.

After Pres. Trump called out Cuomo on Twitter for a segment Thursday, Cuomo called into Michael Smerconish‘s SiriumXM show to talk about it.

“The only thing that’s bothersome about it, is that I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity. That’s what fake news is to a journalist,” Cuomo told Smerconish.

“It is an ugly insult and you better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose and the president was not right here and he has not been right in the past,” Cuomo added.

Here’s the clip:

Late Thursday afternoon, Cuomo apologized:

He even got some support from across the street, from FBN’s Charlie Gasparino (who’s not known for throwing around a lot of compliments on twitter)