Appearing on Anthony Scaramucci’s “Open Book” podcast, former CNN host Chris Cuomo spoke about how he felt and what he was thinking in the wake of getting fired by CNN over multiple scandals, saying:
“You’ve got to make things happen. There is no luck, there is no fate, there is no destiny. What happens is what you make happen and how you deal with what is made to happen to you, for better and worse. And you know, I make a lot of mistakes — sometimes for good reasons, sometimes for bad reason. I’m very flawed. There’s damage, there’s damage that’s relatable to people, there’s damage that’s unrelatable to people that I have to deal with that I try to deal with that I do the work on, I still fail.”
Continuing, he said that he was “gonna kill everybody” and then tried to explain that away by saying that “Italians are so passionate.” In his words“And I have learned to accept that. I had to accept because I was gonna kill everybody, including myself. Things can consume you. Italians are so passionate. And I really had to fight against that because, you know, just like you did, I got too many people counting on me.”
That still wasn’t all. Continuing, Cuomo went on to get more reasonable, saying that everyone makes mistakes and that he encourages his kids to learn from the mistakes he has made so that they can learn both what not to do and how to rebound. In his words:
“And look, I’m gonna screw up. And I always tell my kids, you know, almost 20, 17, 13, that — don’t be me. Learn from me. I love you. I will always love you, doesn’t matter what you do, and I am here for whatever I can do. I’m gonna get angry, I’m gonna screw up, I’m gonna make mistakes, I’m gonna say and do things that you should not say and do. And I try, but I fail. And you have to know that. I’m not here, okay?
“And don’t idolize me because I am no idol. I’m just someone to learn from, for better and worse. And I wish I had been told that more. I wish I didn’t have to go through the same cycle that so many of us do where you put everyone in your life up on a pedestal, because when they fall, that rebound effect is usually too dramatic. And had I just had clearer eyes from the beginning, it would have made more sense sooner.”
Chris Cuomo was fired from CNN after a former colleague at ABC claimed he had sexually assaulted her. He was, at that point, already on the ropes at CNN because of his close, unethical, involvement in his brother’s scandals, trying to use his position and media career to help Gov. Andrew Cuomo out of his Covid nursing home scandal and sexual harassment scandal.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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