Chris Cuomo apologizes to CNN viewers for showing 9/11 footage tweeted by Donald Trump
Added 04-13-19 01:22:02pm EST - “CNN host Chris Cuomo apologized to viewers Friday evening after the network aired a video President Trump shared on Twitter showing footage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.” - Washingtontimes.com
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CNN host Chris Cuomo apologized to viewers Friday evening after the network aired a video President Trump shared on Twitter showing footage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Tweeted by Mr. Trump hours earlier, the 43-second video contrasted graphic clips from 9/11 with an out-of-context remark made last month by Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Democrat.
“I apologize to the families of the victims of 9/11 and people who were there that day,” Mr. Cuomo said after playing the video posted by the president. “That video should not be used in political hit ads. I’m using it to make a point. I didn’t make the ad. If I thought about it more, I don’t think I’d even play the ad. So I apologize to you. I do not mean to revisit your nightmares. I’m sorry if that’s the effect it has.”
A native New Yorker, the CNN host is the son of the state’s late former governor, Mario Cuomo, and the brother of its current governor, Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats. He co-anchored “20/20” on ABC News during 9/11 and covered the attacks live from downtown Manhattan.
“I don’t care if it’s positive about how far we’ve come since 9/11 — whatever it is. I’m not going to show those images of that day,” he said Friday evening. “I know what they mean to the families. This happened quickly with this video. I won’t do it again.”
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