CNN host Chris Cuomo was mocked on Twitter for lambasting a Texas politician while his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, faces calls to resign and impeachment inquiries after an exclusive NY Post report found the Cuomo administration covered up thousands of nursing home COVID-19 deaths.
In a Thursday morning tweet, the younger Cuomo posted an article about a Texas mayor who stepped down from office after calling his constituents “lazy” amid a massive power outage.
Cuomo asked his followers: “Resign or apologize and learn and become a better leader?”
Resign or apologize and learn and become a better leader? https://t.co/9RYMUYA1Ri
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) February 18, 2021
Twitter users couldn’t help but wonder if the television anchor was actually talking about Gov. Cuomo, who is embroiled in scandal after his top aide admitted Albany covered up thousands of coronavirus related deaths in New York nursing homes to avoid political blowback from the Trump White House.
The tweet came a day after CNN shockingly, NOT shockingly reinstated an old policy that would forbid Chris Cuomo covering his brother.
Many of the tweet’s 7,100 commenters pointed out the irony of Cuomo’s hypocritical tweet.
“Have You Met Your Brother?” one Twitter user responded.
Have you met your brother?
— Pop Copy (@urbanmeyerlives) February 18, 2021
“That is great advice for your brother. Do you think he’ll take it,” one person wrote.
That is great advice for your brother. Do you think he'll take it.
— El Figurin® ♱? (@realELFIGURIN) February 18, 2021
“I’ll take ‘Things you should say to your inept brother’ for $500, Alex,” another sarcastically replied.
I'll take "Things you should say to your inept brother" for $500, Alex.
— Tom (@RedneckGoalie30) February 18, 2021
One user addressed the elephant in the room by simply writing: “Should we tell him?”
Should we tell him?
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) February 18, 2021
Some other tweets pointing out that Chris Cuomo is a hypocritical mental midget
Thinking you should sit this round out bud. pic.twitter.com/1WlvZAUkAp
— Ian (@IanLysaght) February 18, 2021
The fact that your brother has put the economy over the lives of New Yorkers means that he will be responsible for far more deaths than the Governor of Texas will be during this weather crisis. pic.twitter.com/S1hVpArFFX
— KissMeHardy ? (@KissHardy) February 18, 2021
Remember when you and your brother used to hold those funny shows while the death rate in your state skyrocketed..then something happened in the nursing homes I heard. That was awesome. Chickens/ roost
— Jer Braley (@JerimeyBraley) February 19, 2021
Man, that's almost as bad as sending a bunch of COVID-positive elderly folks back into nursing homes, leading to thousands of preventable deaths, and then hiding the data to prevent oneself from being prosecuted or — worse — embarrassed!
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@TomCrowe) February 18, 2021