Chris Cuomo Calls Out ‘Coward’ Tucker Carlson: Why Not ‘Repeat What You Said if It’s Not Such a Big Deal?’

On Monday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo slammed Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson for their controversial comments.

He started by calling for Pirro and Carlson to apologize what they have said, but noted “few bullies” can stand what they dish out to others.

Next, he read things Carlson said in recently unearthed clips from his radio call-ins to a shock jock’s show, including calling Iraqis “primitive monkeys.”

He then played the now infamous clip of Pirro hinting that Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s hijab was antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.

“You know what they’re doing,” Cuomo said after Pirro’s clip aired. “This B.S. Is currency for them. They get paid for this. The base likes their heroes to be base.”

He continued on: “They’ve seen this president make it to the White House by in part doing the same thing. A lot of this stuff coming up, at least about Carlson, is from years ago when he was desperate for attention.”

Cuomo then suggested Carlson was a coward and doesn’t have the courage to say the same things today.

“Here’s the test. Would he say the same things today? No, no. He’s too busy playing the victim. He’d only say that he was naughty, but he wouldn’t repeat them tonight. Why not? Come on, big man. Read the list of all the things that you said and do it again and show that you mean it,” Cuomo taunted.

“Come on. You’re not more about the money now than you are about the truth, are you? He says apologizing to the mob costs people their jobs. What a coward,” Cuomo continued on. “Why don’t you repeat what you said if it’s not such a big deal? You’re not going to apologize. He’s being treated unfairly by those criticizing the same. Give me a break.”

Cuomo then called on Carlson –– who blamed the liberal mob for the clips –– to “own that you did something wrong” before concluding Carlson was indeed a victim –– of himself.

Watch above, via CNN.

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