CNN's Chris Cuomo caught on camera threatening man who called him 'Fredo'

Chris Cuomo in April. Cuomo a CNN anchor appears in a video shared on social media in which he gets into an altercation with a man who called him

Cuomo was reportedly out with his wife and child at the time of the exchange. The name references the "Godfather" character who was seen as the failure of the Corleone family.

Cuomo did get the support of Fox News host Sean Hannity, who pointed out Cuomo was out with his family and "this guy is being a jack- in front of his family". The man told bystanders that he thought "Fredo" was Cuomo's name.

After viewing the clip, President Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter and said, "I thought Chris was Fredo also". "The truth hurts. Totally lost it!" the president tweeted Tuesday morning.

Warning: The tweet below and embedded video contain profanity. "You need to take an anger management course". In the footage, the men confront Cuomo, who hosts the CNN show "Cuomo Prime Time", asking for an autograph. Cuomo asks the man and unknown people off-camera.

"Does CNN's head of PR still think "Fredo" is an ethnic slur after watching this?"

The video, said to have been sent to "THAT'S THE POINT with Brandon", shows Cuomo threatening a man who called him "Fredo".

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"[Only] f-ass bitches from the right call me Fredo", Cuomo said. Fredo is from The Godfather.

The Corleone brother is seen as the weakest brother in the films, seeking approval from his mafia boss father. "He was that weak brother, and they use it as an Italian aspersion", Cuomo, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, continues.

Cuomo is on vacation and will return to CNN on Monday.

"There is a group of people - politicos - who always hint that they might run, but don't necessarily plunge all the way, and they are members of la Cuomo Nostra", Sliwa quipped. Many on Twitter took to defending Cuomo and saying that his defense of himself was okay, which it is. Are you Italian? It's a f*cking insult to your people. "It's like the n-word to us". According to the site's harassment and cyberbullying policy, content "threatening specific individuals with physical harm or destruction of property"; that is "deliberately posted in order to humiliate someone"; or that "makes hurtful and negative personal comments/videos about another person" can all prompt YouTube to remove a video, among many other properties.

They get in each other's face for another minute, just about to fight. After Cuomo warns that there is a problem, the man replies, "What are you gonna do about it?" I'll f*cking ruin your sh*t. "I'll f*cking throw you down these stairs like a f*cking punk".

Cuomo spoke out on Tuesday acknowledging that he "should be better than the guys baiting me". "We completely support him", a spokesperson said. Hannity tweeted, "I say good for @ChrisCuomo". "Would Chris Cuomo be given a Red Flag for his recent rant?"

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