Chris Cuomo debates brother Andrew Cuomo over mom’s ‘favorite son’ during CNN coronavirus coverage
Things got heated between brothers Chris Cuomo and Andrew Cuomo on live TV over one big question: Who is really mom’s favorite son?
美国CNN新闻直播室的主持人Chris Cuomo和纽约州州长Andrew Cuomo是亲兄弟，所以大家现在都知道为什么纽约州州长乐于接受Chris的视频采访了吧。问题是，估计没人能想到，在直播过程中，两兄弟因为一个家庭问题出现了重大分歧：谁才是妈妈最爱的儿子？
In a moment of levity amid the coronavirus coverage, the news anchor and the New York governor debated the family issue as they wrapped up their interview about the pandemic on CNN Monday night.
Referencing the potential lockdown his state could face in the coming days, Andrew told his brother: “I don’t like the word ‘curfew.’ Dad tried to have a curfew for me, I never got past the resentment. But I do believe you’ll see more heightening if the numbers don’t slow.” (The Cuomos are the sons of late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo.)
“Least of your problems by the way, your problems with the curfew, just so you know” Chris jabbed about their childhood curfew.
“You violated curfew all the time,” Andrew, 62, responded. “Caused much pain, but that’s a different story.”
“I don’t believe in rules,” responded Chris, 49. “I appreciate you coming on this show, I love you, I’m proud of what you’re doing. I know you’re working hard for your state, but no matter how hard you’re working, there’s always time to call mom. She wants to hear from you, just so you know.”
“I called mom just before I came on this show,” Andrew said, as Chris interrupted him: “That’s not what she said!”
“By the way, she said I was her favorite,” Andrew said. “Good news is, she said you’re her second favorite son, Christopher.”
“We both know neither of us are mom’s first or second favorite in the family. I can’t believe you’re lying to my audience, you’ve blown the credibility of the entire interview. I should have ended it before,” Chris said, breaking into a smile.
“Second favorite son, listen to the words,” Andrew repeated.
“I didn’t hear,” Chris said. “Politicians are very tricky, throw a word in there after the first time you said it, creates a lot of doubt. But I appreciate you clarifying.”
“Not me, straight across the plate,” Andrew said, giving his brother an “I’m watching you” hand signal.