Chris Cuomo Says ABC Wouldn’t Let Anchors Wear American Flag Pin On 9/11


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NewsNation anchor Chris Cuomo said that when he was working at ABC the network would not allow anchors to wear an American flag pin on 9/11. 

Cuomo discussed the apparent ban on his NewsNation show “Cuomo” on Wednesday night. “Back on 9/11 they wouldn’t let us, at ABC News, wear a flag pin. I always thought that was wrong,” he told guest Ian Brenner. 

Cuomo was defending his coverage of American involvement in the Israeli-Hamas conflict amidst criticisms of his use of the word “we” to describe American interests. (RELATED: Watch As Hamas Spokesman Walks Off Interview With Chris Cuomo)

“For the first time since 9/11 and the war on terror, people have been commenting on social media that I shouldn’t say ‘we’ when I talk about America,” the former CNN anchor said. “I wasn’t allowed to say this then, but I just don’t care now. I am an American and I report as an American. And I think about America’s interests when I report,” he stated.

“I’m an American, I’m worried about the American hostages, I’m worried about our interests, and that’s one aspect of why I care,” he continued.

Cuomo got his start in journalism with Fox News before jumping ship to ABC, where he anchored “Good Morning America” and served as the network’s chief legal correspondent until his 2013 departure, according to his ABC biography.

Cuomo left ABC to join CNN, where he moved up the ranks eventually becoming their flagship anchor until he was fired in 2021 after allegedly helping cover up his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s, sexual impropriety scandal.