CNN anchor Chris Cuomo took a swing at "Trumpers" for "going at" kids on Wednesday, in reaction to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggesting Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is not qualified to lecture world leaders on economics.
Twitter users advised Cuomo to kindly take a seat on the issue, reminding him that his network recently settled a $275 million defamation lawsuit brought against it by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann.
What are the details?
"Why do these trumpers think it is ok to go at a kid?" Cuomo tweeted in reaction to The Washington Post's headline saying "U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says climate activist Greta Thunberg should go study economics."
Conservative writer Jeremy Frankel fired back, "How's that lawsuit with Nick Sandmann going?" referring to the suit settled just a few weeks ago.
@ChrisCuomo How’s that lawsuit with Nick Sandman going— Jeremy Frankel (@Jeremy Frankel) 1579815390.0
"CNN literally just paid $$$ to a kid they went at last year," former Fox News digital editor Ken LaCorte reiterated. BlazeTV's Steven Crowder asked Cuomo, "So it's only okay for CNN to go after kids if they're named Nick Sandmann?"
So it’s only okay for CNN to go after kids if they’re named Nick Sandmann? https://t.co/7vutdGNeMm— Steven Crowder (@Steven Crowder) 1579814396.0
Several on social media accused Cuomo of hypocrisy, and another questioned whether Cuomo was experiencing memory loss.
CNN was one of several outlets to circulate a short video of the encounter between the Covington students and Native American man Nathan Phillips at the March to Life rally in Washington, D.C., last year.
The high school students were smeared by countless pundits and journalists, many of whom were later forced to apologize when extended footage of the incident showed the students were actually taunted by several adults but were able to maintain their composure.
Cuomo, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, placed blame on the president following the ordeal.
Yet, while Cuomo claimed he did not "blame the kids" at the time — saying the high school students were "out of their depth" — he did say that the Covington Catholic students were "victims of their own choices and actions."
Here is Cuomo's reaction from last year regarding the incident: