CNN host Chris Cuomo hosted his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, during a segment on his show where the two joked about getting tested for the coronavirus.
Pulling out two giant swabs from off-screen, the younger Cuomo asked his brother if the larger tools were what a nurse used to swab his nose (a reference to his brother’s larger nose).
The two men continued their joke online with the CNN host sharing a video segment of the exchange.
“Which swab was it?” Chris Cuomo asked:
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) May 21, 2020
“It’s well known that I have a tiny, button nose. Please stick to the facts on your show, little brother,” responded to his brother.
It’s well known that I have a tiny, button nose. Please stick to the facts on your show, little brother. https://t.co/K0PEF78Vd8
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 21, 2020
While some people online appreciated the humor, many others did not. Some even commented that the CNN host failed as a journalist to challenge his brother’s governing decisions.
Check out these responses, via Twitchy:
Well one got his family sick and the other led to thousands of deaths out of their own negligence.
— Phil (@philllosoraptor) May 21, 2020
90k dead isn’t funny lady
— Me (@marathonman2019) May 21, 2020
Instead of asking his brother, @NYGovCuomo why he decided to pack COVID patients into nursing homes, killing untold amounts of people, @ChrisCuomo pulled out oversized, prop cotton swabs to mock how big his brother's nose was. This is the state of "journalism" on @CNN. Pathetic! pic.twitter.com/undeQMyVeN
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) May 21, 2020
The love Gov had caused more deaths in nursing homes than any other place on earth with his executive order forcing covid + patients back into vulnerable nursing homes. But LOL giant swab, right?
— Eric C – 19 (@TrumpWitchHunt) May 21, 2020
Could you ask about nursing homes while you’re praising your brother
— Mitchell (@Mitchievous13) May 21, 2020
Nothing about the nursing homes at all?
— killenw (@KilleNeil) May 21, 2020
Your entire family is rotten. https://t.co/8BLckQXLGc
— neontaster (@neontaster) May 21, 2020
Tweedledee and Tweedledumb.
— Stella Maris🌷⛪🇺🇸 (@MaryStellaMaris) May 21, 2020
This guy is using his show to campaign for his brother
— TYPE O NEGATIVE (@Avatar__Country) May 21, 2020
Ask your bro why he sent COVID positive elderly back to their nursing homes.
— 🦇BatLivesMatter🦇 (@az_swole) May 21, 2020
The Cuomo's are doing it for entertainment and hoping to boost the low rated show.
Sadly the nursing home residents Andrew Cuomo exposed are still dead. https://t.co/l5MvlWpkWn
— RoadMN (@RoadMN) May 21, 2020
Bill de Blasio closed the NYC schools on March 15; Cuomo issued a stay-at-home order on March 22.
21,800 people died in the New York metro area by May 3.
Fewer than 4,300 would have died if control measures had been put in place just a week earlier.https://t.co/uwsv9xHmOQ
— Nathan McDermott (@natemcdermott) May 21, 2020