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CNN's Chris Cuomo openly rants about hating his job: 'I don't think it's worth my time'

Coronavirus quarantine may have gotten to Chris Cuomo's head.

The CNN host has taken on a prominent role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, first by frequently interviewing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who happens to be his brother, and then by contracting the virus himself but continuing to host his show regardless. Cuomo has also continued to host his Sirius XM radio show — which is where he admitted Monday that he's not exactly thrilled with his career.

Cuomo triggered his own rant Monday when telling his radio show guest "I don't want to spend my time doing things that I don't that are valuable enough." And when asked what he meant, Cuomo dove in: "Well, I don't like what I do professionally, I've decided." He likes his radio show and some conversations, but "I don't value indulging irrationality and hyperpartisanship. I don't think it's worth my time."

Cuomo then went on to rant about "some jackass, loser, fat tire biker" who apparently got "in my face and in my space and talked[ed] bullsh-t to me." That seemed to be a reference to the time Cuomo was harassed in public and made some pretty questionable comparisons about what he was called. Kathryn Krawczyk

Update 3 p.m. ET: Cuomo on Tuesday walked back his comments, saying he "never meant it." He said he's "never been on a better team" and is "grateful" for CNN's support in his COVID-19 recovery. He insisted he loves his job but finds it difficult to be a journalist when "people are so intent on believing what they want to believe for political advantage."