Fox News host Tucker Carlson released explosive audio between CNN host Chris Cuomo and disbarred attorney Michael Cohen, who is a convicted felon, that showed the two men discussing Cuomo’s time at ABC News.
Transcript of the Cuomo-Cohen recording and video below:
CUOMO: You know, I’m always careful when I talk to media, you know? … You know many f***ing phone calls I’ve gotten from people at ABC who say that reporters are calling and lying about things they heard about me to try to get stories about me when I was at ABC? Guys calling and saying, “I heard he was the Charlie Rose of ABC. He used to invite women to the hotel and open his bathrobe.” Do I look like the kind of f***ing guy who’s gotta do that?
COHEN: Sure. Why not?
CUOMO: …lying saying, “I have a good source that says he forced one woman to have sex. I just want to know if you’ve ever heard anything like that.” There is no woman. There is none of that.
COHEN: So, here’s the problem–
CUOMO: Women who do work there, saying, “oh, yeah, you know, some of these of men,” and naming me with other guys. “You know, we bumped into each other once in the elevator and he put his hand on my shoulder and he made me really uncomfortable.” I mean, what the f***?
COHEN: It’s a problem and now–
CUOMO: I’m careful with the media always. I’ve always told you, the media is not your friend.
“Whoa,” Carlson exclaimed after letting the audiotape play. “Well, there’s a lot to unpack here, but the first thing you notice is that Chris Cuomo was agitated. He’s mad. Really mad. And you know what makes him maddest of all? The suggestion that he’s gotta act like some old guy, Charlie Rose, to get the ladies.”
“Sandbagging women in hotel rooms with an open bathrobe, ‘do I look like kind of f***ing guy whose gotta do that?’ he asked his pal, Michael Cohen,” Carlson mockingly quoted Cuomo. “Cohen’s response? ‘Sure, why not?’ Open bathrobes seem normal to Michael Cohen.”
“But Chris Cuomo disagrees. Chris Cuomo doesn’t need cheesy tricks like that, Chris Cuomo is on television,” Carlson mockingly said. “Chris Cuomo could bench press your Subaru. Open bathrobes are for losers. Chris Cuomo is not a loser. But you know who is a loser, big time? All those women who keep accusing Chris Cuomo of sexual harassment. They claim he bothered them in elevators. Now, if women made those claims against you, Chris Cuomo might very well denounce you on his TV show, call for your firing, call for your banishment from decent society. These are women making the charges after all, you must believe women. Women’s voices must be heard, ‘Me Too’ and all that.”
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— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) September 2, 2020