NewsNation's Chris Cuomo said Wednesday that he would consider voting for Donald Trump over President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election.
The former CNN host, during an appearance on Patrick Bet-David's PBD Podcast, said he is "always open" to voting for Trump over Biden.
"If it's Biden-Trump, look, for me—again, we survived a Trump administration," Cuomo said during the program. "Would we survive another one? Yes, yes. I don't think there's any greater risk to America with him than with Biden. And for people who are now gonna attack me and say, 'What are you talking about? Trump is, like, this crazy man,' look, you know, as Patrick says, the data's the data. Nobody was trying to kill us when Trump was president in a way that they're not now."
"If anything there's more hostility," Cuomo continued. "I'm just saying, existentially, I'm not afraid of a Trump presidency. Existentially, I'm not afraid of another Biden presidency because, unlike many people in America, I believe that the country is much stronger than any individual leader."
Cuomo went on to say the country "survived" such controversies as Jan. 6, "the Russia thing," and "having Biden as a gaffe machine."
"We survived these things," he said. "Are we better for it? No. Should we be doing things differently? Yes. I think it happens. I don't know when; I don't even know why. But, you know, in terms of who I'm gonna vote for, I would really have to see where we are at that moment in time."
Cuomo's Wednesday comments stand in contrast with his coverage of the Trump presidency. In December 2020, Cuomo told his CNN audience that Trump was "the worst president we have ever seen, period," after Trump "vetoed pay for the military, stalled relief for millions of you, and issued the most toxic tally of pardons we have ever seen."
CNN fired Cuomo in December 2021 following reports that he helped his brother, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, battle sexual assault allegations and uncover the identity of at least one of his accusers. Chris Cuomo faced his own sexual harassment allegations that year from a former coworker who said he groped her in 2005.
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