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Master troll Trump calls Chris Cuomo ‘Fredo’ at UN
American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2019 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 09/24/2019 7:12:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

No doubt, Trump-haters will call it “punching down” and “unpresidential,” but I call it making Alinsky work for us. Yesterday, during a press conference at the UN, President Trump referred to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo as “Fredo,” a Godfather-referencing nickname that has in the past driven him to threaten violence.

Scott Morefield of The Daily Caller picked-up on the jibe:

Responding to a reporter’s question about Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s performance on the Ukraine issue, the president referred to Rudy’s wild “Cuomo Prime Time” interview last Thursday before slamming CNN as “fake news.” He then turned his attention to the CNN anchor who conducted the interview.

“I don’t watch CNN because it is fake news,” said Trump. “But I watched Rudy take apart Fredo. Fredo’s performance was incompetent. Rudy took him apart. The press doesn’t give him credit, because they take little tiny snippets wherever Rudy was a little bit, if he mispronounces a word they’ll show that. They won’t show the whole. Rudy Giuliani took Fredo to the cleaners. First time I’ve watched CNN in a long time. I hate to watch because it’s so fake.”

The president is applying Saul Alinksy’s Rules for Radicals to his enemy. Specifically, Rule #5:

"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."

And even more importantly, Rule #13:

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."


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1 posted on 09/24/2019 7:12:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve been wondering for three years, if this comes naturally to Trump, or if he plans it. Is he the master or the savant? I haven’t made up my mind yet, but I’m starting to lean toward master.


2 posted on 09/24/2019 7:16:07 AM PDT by FXRP (Cogito, ergo Spam!)
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To: FXRP

“Is he the master or the savant?”

....I suspect it’s a little of both.


3 posted on 09/24/2019 7:26:16 AM PDT by semaj (We are the People)
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To: SeekAndFind

This post makes my day, thanks LOL at Fredo and little Andy Cumo.


4 posted on 09/24/2019 7:27:50 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: FXRP

He is quick on his feet. Despite being a billionaire, he is a street fighter who grew up in Queens, NY. He talks in plain language. You don’t have to carry a dictionary to understand him.


5 posted on 09/24/2019 7:31:05 AM PDT by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: SeekAndFind

HOORAY Chief

“Everything about socialism [totalitarianism] is sham and affectation.” - 23.11 Ch23; Evil; Economic Harmonies; Frederic Bastiat

Beware the media, industrial, military, totalitarian complex.


6 posted on 09/24/2019 7:31:42 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: FXRP

POTUS is very quick on his feet. Fast with a retort. He may think a lot of this stuff up at liesure; and is loaded for bear with it when some idiot pokes him inadvisedly. He lets them hit first, but has a powerful counter punch.


7 posted on 09/24/2019 7:35:32 AM PDT by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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To: FXRP

Yes. This comes naturally for Trump. He’s a New Yorker. A real one. He’s a ‘’ball breaker’’.


8 posted on 09/24/2019 7:41:40 AM PDT by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?)
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To: semaj; FXRP

It’s both, but he also exhibits a reckless, perhaps borderline unstable edge; he continuously enlarges his own window of what’s permitted or expected . It’s kind of a Jedi mind trick, to project this vibe of “what’s this guy gonna come up with next?”

IMO it’s calculated, instinctive, and of course experiential. There is some part that comes from watching all the sports figures he’s been associated with, and the recognition that the greats not only put in the practice but they have an innate talent.

It’s masterful, that’s inarguable.


9 posted on 09/24/2019 7:44:04 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
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To: SeekAndFind

Trump’s rule is: “Just punch!”


10 posted on 09/24/2019 7:45:52 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: FXRP

It’s NYC. The art of the put down reaches its zenith in NYC. Trump is the product of this culture and is a master of sarcasm. The MSM misses the joke intentionally.


11 posted on 09/24/2019 8:01:36 AM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind; Jim Robinson
Fredo,” a Godfather-referencing nickname

This is an example of FR's value. I've never seen, nor will I, the flick "Godfather."

I'd have had no clue what President Trump implied if I hadn't seen it explained on FR threads.

Thank you Mr. Robinson

12 posted on 09/24/2019 8:03:39 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again. Bring back ASA.)
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To: ASA Vet

Fredo is the dumb brother in the Godfather, knows it and is unhinged about it. Chris Coumo went bat crap crazy on a guy at a cocktail party who called him Fredo and threatened to throw him down the stairs. “Fredo” is Coumo’s biggest hot button and Trump hammered that button. Understand?


13 posted on 09/24/2019 8:18:57 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (TRUMP TRAIN !!! Get the hell out of the way if you are not on yet because we don't stop for idiots)
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To: ASA Vet
I've never seen, nor will I, the flick "Godfather."
That's a shame - it's a great film.
14 posted on 09/24/2019 8:31:26 AM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, rescue a pit bull.)
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To: ASA Vet
One way I've always judged the quality of any film (or book) is whether it remains in the mind afterwards and for how long. Also, whether one can see it again once or several times and not only still enjoy it but notice new details. The Godfather (both the original and the first sequel ... you can skip the third, it's rubbish) is one of those films which haunts the memory.

It's certainly your choice to have never seen it with no intention to ever do so. Individual tastes vary. For example, love the camera work, but I've never been able to make it through a complete viewing of Citizen Kane without falling asleep about half way through. And it's almost enshrined as "The Best Movie of All Time". Others would classify Parts One and Two of The Godfather in the same position.

15 posted on 09/24/2019 8:48:37 AM PDT by katana
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To: FXRP
Master of masters. Never doubt #1 tv 📺 show for 15 years
16 posted on 09/24/2019 8:55:20 AM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: SeekAndFind

Making Alinsky work for us,he is a master of it it’s like gassing cockroaches only good ensues.


17 posted on 09/24/2019 9:16:19 AM PDT by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: FXRP

Gonna be awfully tough for Fredo to report on the general election campaign — which will be the major continuing News story next year. Maybe that is Trump’s intent? Show his employer, CNN, that if they want to be ‘relevant’ next year that they might have to reconsider Chris Cuomo’s position with the company. While many shudder at the rough treatment, the underlying strategy is shrewd & subtle.


18 posted on 09/24/2019 9:38:29 AM PDT by Tallguy (Facts be d@mned! The narrative must be protected at all costs!)
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To: bigbob

LOVE THIS PRESIDENT!!!!


19 posted on 09/24/2019 9:55:59 AM PDT by bantam
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To: ASA Vet

You should at least read the script


20 posted on 09/24/2019 10:34:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Sorry, your race card has been declined. Can you present any other form of argument?")
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