Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said he would consider voting for former President Donald Trump in the 2024 Presidential election after formerly bashing him.
On Wednesday, Cuomo, 53, appeared on Patrick Bet-David’s “PDB Podcast” and revealed he is “always open” to the possibility of voting for Trump for a second term over President Joe Biden.
“And I’ll tell you that people sell bulls**t, ‘You’ve never voted for a Republican in your life.’ Wrong. And not only have I, the first vote I ever cast was for a Republican,” he said.
Cuomo was referring to his vote for George H. W. Bush for president over Michael Dukakis, who was the Democratic nominee in the 1988 election.
The NewsNation anchor said he doesn’t think “there’s any greater risk to America with him than with Biden.”
“And for people who are now going to attack me and say, ‘What are you talking about? Trump is like this crazy man.’ Well, look — you know — as Patrick (Bet-David) says, ‘the data is the data.’ Nobody was trying to kill us when Trump was president in a way that they’re not now — if anything, there’s more hostility, and you can have reasons for that any way you want.”
This came after Cuomo declared Trump was “the worst president we have ever seen. Period.” on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” in December 2020. He also called him “truly inhumane” for stalling to put the relief bill into action for “millions of Americans” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In December 2021, Cuomo was fired from CNN after an outside law firm was retained to review how he assisted his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, while he was facing allegations of sexual harassment.
“Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense. We retained a respected law firm to conduct the review, and have terminated him, effective immediately,” CNN said in a statement.
The network continued, “While in the process of that review, additional information has come to light. Despite the termination, we will investigate as appropriate.”