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RUSH: Wait ’til you hear this. We have an audio sound bite, Kellyanne Conway and Fredo Cuomo.

Now, I have always maintained that Fredo — I gotta be very delicate about this. Well, you know what? I’m not gonna characterize it. I’m gonna let you listen to it and you will conclude exactly what I have about Fredo. I’ll give you a hint, though. After watching videotape of some abuse taking place in Cuba, Fredo said, “When are these communists gonna realize that it’s about equal rights and fair treatment for people?”

Fredo, is that what you’ve been told communism is? (laughing) He got mat at the Cubans. They’re giving communism a bad name. When are they gonna realize it’s about equality and fair treatment? And I’m thinking, okay, he grew up in the home of Mario “The Pious” and St. Matilda Cuomo. Now, what were the Cuomo children taught? Where do you get that idea that communism is about equality and fairness and nice treatment? So you’ll hear that coming up.

Fredo is totally invested in the idea that it’s climate change. You know why? Because scientists say so, and Fredo doesn’t have any curiosity about it. He doesn’t challenge. If scientists say so then it’s inarguable, it must be true. No situational awareness, no curiosity, no suspicion whatsoever, just blanket acceptance.

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RUSH: Now to Fredo Cuomo. Let’s go back — folks, this is just too much fun. This is March 23rd on CNN’s New Day, and Fredo, along with cohost Alisyn Camerota and another cohost, Michaela Pereira, were talking about Obama’s trip to Cuba, and Alisyn Camerota says, “We can’t help but notice your culturally appropriate garb that you’re wearing. Tell us the history of that shirt.” Apparently Fredo was wearing some communist Cuba approved shirt or some such thing his dad must have brought back for him on a cigar run. Anyway, here’s what Fredo says.

CUOMO: My guayabera? This shirt belonged to my father. It was given to him by Fidel Castro. It marked conversations going on decades ago that were the same as those today. The concern was the freedom of the people. What is the point of this communist regime if it is not to truly make everyone equal, not at the lowest level, not by demoralizing everyone, but lifting everyone up. My father, generations of politicians have been fighting this. So I wear this shirt as a reminder of that.

RUSH: When I first heard this, I could barely contain myself. What did Mario “The Pious” teach this kid? So he gave him his official Cuban shirt, Fredo very proud, very happy, wore it on the same day Obama was in Cuba. What is the point of this communist regime if it’s not to truly make everyone equal? And not at the lowest level, not by demoralizing everybody like we do in America, but instead by lifting everyone up.

He just described exactly what the Democrats do in this country. They try to equalize everybody by bringing those at the top down. By punishing achievement, by making the smart kids not as smart. They never try to elevate people. When people elevate, they no longer need Democrats. But that Fredo thinks that communism is about the freedom of the people? Fredo, have you ever seen what happens? Why do so many people perish in the sea trying to leave this place? You ever heard of Elian Gonzalez, Fredo?

Does he not even watch the news? How in the world do you think as an anchor at CNN in the important morning show area doing battle with Today and the Fox News Channel, you’ve got somebody who thinks that communism is about the freedom of the people and making everybody equal by lifting everybody up. And then he went on to say that his father had been fighting this for generations. I don’t know about that. The Democrat Party never, never wants to elevate, other than themselves, I mean, the leaders. Okay, so there’s that.

Now, we move forward 20 last night on Fredo prime time. Fredo is doing so well at CNN, they put him in prime time during hurricane recovery efforts. And he’s talking with Kellyanne Conway about Hurricane Harvey. Fredo said, “These storms happen, they open up a discussion about the role of climate change. Is the president open to that conversation?”

CONWAY: Chris, we’re trying to help the people whose lives are literally underwater and you want to have a conversation about climate change? I mean, that is — I’m not going to engage in that right now because I work for a president and a vice president and a country that is very focused on helping the millions of affected Texans, and God-forbid, Louisianans.

RUSH: Well, you can imagine that didn’t go over well with Fredo because A, it called into question the veracity of his question and the validity of it. And then it mocked him by suggesting that Fredo wasn’t sufficiently compassionate and wasn’t exhibiting enough concern for those suffering in Houston and rather focusing on the political side of this, climate change.

So Fredo — I say that, but maybe Fredo didn’t — you know, it’s entirely possible Fredo didn’t think any of that. I mean, it’s entirely possible Fredo didn’t hear a word she said because he was thinking only of what he was gonna say next, thinking that he had smoked her with his question. So here’s how it continued.

CUOMO: Imagine if we could find ways to reduce the number of these storms. Imagine if we could figure out why a hundred-year storm seems to happen every other year. We have all these scientists saying climate change is part of the equation —

CONWAY: You’re gonna play climatologist tonight?

CUOMO: It’s a question about whether or not the administration is open, but it seems the answer is no.

CONWAY: We’ll assume — well, I didn’t say that Chris, and you don’t need to put words in my mouth.

CUOMO: Well, you berated me for asking the question and made it sound as if I weren’t caring about this situation. I think the cause of the storm matters.

CONWAY: I’m exposing the irony of the conversation. Here’s the deal. You play amateur climatologist tonight, and I will play professional helper to those in need.

RUSH: Zingo. That’s Kellyanne once again shaming Fredo yet again there. That went by so fast. One of the things that Fredo says, “You have all these scientists. You have all these scientists.” See, he just blindly accepts whatever a bunch of other politicized and corrupted people say. And these hurricanes, this is the first hurricane in 12 years to hit the United States and Fredo’s saying, “Yeah, these hundred-year storms are happening every other year.”

Fredo, every other year is not every 12 years. They’re not happening every other year. I guess in Fredo’s mind, Hurricane Katrina was last summer. But again I remind you, 1900, Cat 4, Galveston, 6,000 to 12,000 people dead. Fifteen years later, another Cat 4, and just one year after that another Cat 4, all in the same area, in 15 years, before anybody was whining and moaning about climate change. And, by the way, long before there was enough internal combustion engine running on fossil fuels for anybody to even make a case about the greenhouse effect.

Let’s see. Go back here. “Imagine if we could find ways to reduce the number of these storms. Imagine if we could figure out why a hundred-year storm seems to happen every other year.” You know, it’s a great question. Fredo, do something for me. Next time — and I’m serious — next time you have a guest who believes in climate change, I want you to take the exact opposite to prove it.

I want you to pretend to be president, Fredo, and your guest is an expert. You’re calling the guest in and you’re demanding that he warm the climate by two degrees centigrade in five years. Tell him that is a presidential directive, and you get him to tell you how he’s gonna do it. Because that’s what you people say is happening. We’re causing it. Imagine if we could stop these storms. Do any of you actually think we are anywhere near being able — I mean, why did we let this happen if we could stop it?

Well, you know what they said about Bush. I mean this question came up. If you weren’t here and a part of the audience back when Katrina hit — do not doubt me on this — the Fredo Cuomo types and the typical guests they have at CNN, were actually saying that George Bush wanted that hurricane to destroy New Orleans, to force Democrats to leave Louisiana and move to Texas, where they would be absorbed and not make a political difference ’cause they’d still be so outnumbered by Republicans.

There were civil rights activists who actually speculated that Bush and NASA might have had a way to steer that hurricane. I am not making this up, folks. And, of course, none of this was questioned by the Drive-Bys. Well, we can’t question it, it’s a legitimate statement by a legitimate news maker, Mr. Limbaugh, so we have to report it. Really? Yes.

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RUSH: I just got an email from somebody who said, “You know what? I know what you mean, but you better explain to your audience why you’re calling him ‘Fredo.’ You got people tuning in every day who may not have heard that.” That’s a good point. That’s why I say it takes six weeks of steady listening to actually understand this program, ’cause there’s so much that happens, if you don’t know enough to keep things in context, you could be confused. Fredo is our affectionate nickname for Chris Cuomo based on The Godfather and the third son there, Fredo — Fredo Corleone. That’s all it is.

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