Chris Cuomo announced during his podcast that he will be returning to television very soon. Without revealing the network that plans to take on the crooked former CNN anchor, Cuomo tried to assure listeners that he’s changed. Actually, what he really did was blame viewers and networks for his previous political activism.
Cuomo, 51, claimed that “he lost a sense of purpose” when he was fired from CNN. “This is my brother, obviously I’m not objective. Obviously, I’m going to help him,” Cuomo told Maher about advising Andrew.
“I feel like I lost a sense of purpose for a while because of how things ended,” Cuomo said after his very public firing from CNN. Cuomo was caught abusing his position to help save his brother, former Gov Andrew Cuomo’s, career.
Cuomo still advocates for his brother, “I’m supposed to say, ‘Oh, he’s great!’ But that would be what we call bulls–t, right?” Cuomo said of the 64-year-old former gov.
“This has been hard, and you learn a lot about the people in your life when you watch them struggle. It’s true, when you struggle you learn who your friends are. I’ve always known who my friends are, I’ve had them for a very long time. But he has been in a struggle, and I have watched it.”
News Nation gave Cuomo a small shot at a second chance and he’s mainly used it to talk about his past.
“I want good things for people there. I don’t like how it ended. I had a great team I didn’t get to say goodbye to. I just want to move on,” Cuomo said.
The journalist advocated for an end to the US’ two-party system and said he was glad to be getting back into the news with his podcast and new TV role where he was looking forward to “breaking through the toxic twosome of partisan politics.”
“Obviously, I’m going to help him,” Cuomo told Maher about advising his brother.
He also explained why his late father former Gov. Mario Cuomo didn’t make a bid for the White House after being considered a front runner for the Democratic nomination in 1988 and 1992.
“It wasn’t because we’re in the mob,” Cuomo said of innuendo associated with his family’s Italian heritage.
“He didn’t run because he didn’t think he was good enough to be president,” Cuomo explained.
Cuomo’s brother Andrew was meant to face charges of sexual harassment and the mishandling of COVID-19 nursing home victims but corruption runs thick in New York as the Attorney General refused to take up the cases.