On Tuesday, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo walked back his heated complaint about how his job at the network isn’t “worth my time,” and is now insisting that he does, in fact, enjoy the gig and can’t thank CNN enough for having him.
“I never meant it,” Cuomo added while praising CNN for being “so supportive” of him.
“I have never been in a better position, professionally, than I am in right now,” the anchor said, insisting that he’s “never been more grateful.”
His remarks were a full 180 from the grievances he’d aired on Monday about his position at the network giant.
“I don’t like what I do, professionally, I’ve decided,” Cuomo said, explaining that he doesn’t “value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship.”
“I don’t think it’s worth my time anymore,” he added.
The anchor said he hasn’t “come to any hard conclusions about how change will look,” but “change is coming.”
“Why? Because I don’t want to spend my time trafficking in things that I think are ridiculous,” he continued. “I don’t want to spend my time on television talking to Democrats about things that I don’t really believe they mean, and I don’t want to spend my time talking to Republicans about them parroting things that they feel they have to say.”
Cuomo also declared that he was tired of analyzing President Donald Trump, “who we all know is full of shit most of the time by design.”
CNN did not respond to request for comment at the time of writing.
The anchor’s remarks were first reported by the New York Post.