CNN's Chris Cuomo is forced to walk Anthony Scaramucci through the definition of a 'red herring'

Chris Cuomo and Anthony Scaramucci.
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Less than 24 hours after Chris Cuomo had to break down what the Immaculate Conception was for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the CNN host once again found himself having to define a phrase used by one of his guests. This time, on Thursday evening, it was former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who dismissed The New York Times' report that President Trump wanted to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller last June as being a "red herring."

"I find this to be another nonsensical story, and a red herring in the investigation," Scaramucci attempted to say as Cuomo begged over him, "please, please."

"Anthony, it matters too much," Cuomo finally managed to cut in. "It can't be a red herring. A red herring is a distraction from what is otherwise important. This goes to the most important questions we're dealing with."

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Scaramucci attempted to argue that "we're distracting right now from the president's speech [in Davos]," but Cuomo wasn't having it. Watch the full debate below. Jeva Lange

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