After being hit with high fever due to the coronavirus, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo has decided to unload on President Donald Trump and the network that has made him a multimillionaire.
The TV host, who is in self-quarantine, said in a new interview on Monday on SiriusXM that he is not happy professionally because he no longer wants to be a celebrity.
He said that he regrets spending so much time trying to change Republicans and Democrats’ minds when he has them as guests on his show.
The veteran anchor stated: “I don’t want to spend my time doing things that I don’t think are valuable enough to me personally. I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyperpartisanship. I don’t like what I do professionally. Let’s Get After It. I don’t think it’s worth my time.”
He added: “I don’t think it’s worth it to me because I don’t think I mean enough, I don’t think I matter enough, I don’t think I can really change anything, so then what am I really doing? I’m seen as being good at being on TV and advocating for different positions … but I don’t know if I value those things, certainly not as much as I value being able to live my life on my own terms.”
Cuomo also went after Trump, who, he says, “we all know is full of sh*t by design.”
The former ABC 20/20 co-anchor also got personal by talking about an incident that occurred on Easter Sunday, where he and his family was attacked by a “jacka*s” biker.
He explained: “I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bullshit to me, and I don’t want to hear it. That matters to me more than making millions of dollars a year … because I’ve saved my money, and I don’t need it anymore.”
Cuomo also revealed: “I want to be able to tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth. I don’t get that, doing what I do for a living … me being able to tell you to shut your mouth or I will do you the way you guys do each other. Here I am in an almost powerless position against this asshole because I’m a celebrity, and he’s allowed to say whatever he wants to me.”
Last summer, Cuomo, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) made headlines for a nasty fight in a bar where a man called him “Fredo,” the weak fictional character from The Godfather.