CNN’s Chris Cuomo: ‘I don’t like what I do professionally’

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said in a new interview that he doesn’t like what he does professionally, adding that it’s not worth his time.

“I don’t want to spend my time doing things that I don’t think are valuable enough to me personally,” Cuomo, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has been broadcasting from his basement while in quarantine, said Monday on SiriusXM. “I don’t value indulging irrationality, hyperpartisanship.”

“I don’t like what I do professionally,” he added on “Let’s Get After It.” “I don’t think it’s worth my time.”

“I don’t think it’s worth it to me because I don’t think I mean enough, I don’t think I matter enough, I don’t think I can really change anything, so then what am I really doing?” Cuomo asked.

“I’m seen as being good at being on TV and advocating for different positions … but I don’t know if I value those things, certainly not as much as I value being able to live my life on my own terms.”

Cuomo also took aim at President Trump, who, he says, “we all know is full of shit by design.”

The former ABC “20/20” co-anchor also shared a story from Easter Sunday when a “jackass” biker got in his “space” because he was outside with his family.

“I don’t want some jackass, loser, fat-tire biker being able to pull over and get in my space and talk bullshit to me, I don’t want to hear it,” Cuomo said while lamenting his profession doesn’t allow him to tell his critics to “go to hell.”

“That matters to me more than making millions of dollars a year … because I’ve saved my money and I don’t need it anymore,” he said.

“I want to be able to tell you to go to hell, to shut your mouth,” Cuomo continued. “I don’t get that, doing what I do for a living … me being able to tell you to shut your mouth or I will do you the way you guys do each other.”

“Here I am in an almost powerless position against this asshole because I’m a celebrity and he’s allowed to say whatever he wants to me,” he added.

Cuomo, the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), had a confrontation with a patron at a Hamptons bar last summer that was caught on video and went viral. The patron set off Cuomo after calling him “Fredo,” which the anchor considered an ethnic slur.

Fredo is a fictional character from “The Godfather.”

Cuomo, who co-anchored CNN’s morning program “New Day” after coming over from ABC News in 2013, launched his prime-time program in June.

It has since been the highest-rated program on CNN each month.

The Hill has reached out to CNN for comment.

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