CNN host and resident strongman Chris Cuomo was questioned by a Fox News reporter as he left what appears to be a luxury yacht and climbed into his late model F150. The reporter asked Cuomo if he is still advising his brother, disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, to resign, and whether he considers the siblings’ close relationship to be a conflict of interest.
A Fox News reporter recorded Cuomo as he appeared to leave a marina in East Hampton in Long Island, New York. Cuomo was dressed for sailing, and it appears he was leaving a boat. Cuomo appeared to instantly realize he was being recorded by news media, and ignored several questions from the Fox News Digital producer.
“Have you spoken to your brother today, sir,” the Fox News reporter questioned. “Did you advise him to step down? Are you continuing to advise him? Do you think that’s an ethical conflict?” In response, Cuomo finally said, “I think you’ve got a job to do and I’m letting you do it.”
The camera then cut to Cuomo climbing into his four door Ford F150, which appears to be a late model. The reporter asked Cuomo, Is your brother coming to East Hampton?” Cuomo sarcastically responded, “Yes, if you wait here he’ll be here in five minutes.” It is unclear what year of Ford F150 Cuomo was spotted driving. However, if the cable news host was driving a 2021 model, the MSRP starts at $29,290, and the vehicle receives roughly 25 miles per gallon in New York City.
The reporter then began asking Cuomo if he believes the sexual harassment allegations against his brother, and whether Andrew Cuomo will be “accepted in East Hampton.” As Cuomo started his large truck and began to drive away, the reporter asked, “Do you believe the women, sir? Do you believe the women’s stories? Did you counsel your brother to malign them? Do you think there should be an investigation into CNN?” Cuomo did not respond as he quickly left the area.
Yesterday, Andrew Cuomo announced he would resign in 14 days in a speech that focused on his “love” for the people of New York. “New York tough means New York loving. And I love New York, and I love you. And everything I have ever done has been motivated by that love,” said Cuomo, using potentially loaded language considering the allegations levied against him. “I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now, is if I step aside and let government get back to governing. And therefore that’s what I’ll do, because I work for you, and doing the right thing is doing the right thing for you. Because as we say, it’s not about me, it’s about we.”
— The Hill (@thehill) August 10, 2021
Last week, the New York Attorney General accused Andrew Cuomo of engaging in unwanted groping, kissing, hugging, and making inappropriate comments toward women who worked in his office, creating a hostile work environment in the process. Cuomo resisted resigning for one week, and ultimately suggested his resignation was meant to help the state’s handling of COVID-19.