This afternoon, President Donald J. Trump epically cancelled an overseas trip scheduled by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
The political left, including CNN, was not thrilled. Many viewed the move as retaliation for Pelosi’s threat of cancelling Trump’s State of the Union speech, scheduled for Jan. 29.
One leftist activist disguised as a CNN reporter, Chris Cillizza, characterized Trump’s move as “taking the low road.”
“Taking the low road. Always,” Cillizza said on Twitter, attaching a piece in which he described Trump’s actions as “childish one-upmanship.”
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) January 17, 2019
But just yesterday, Cillizza praised Pelosi’s petulant threat of cancelling Trump’s national address as a “power move.”
“Nancy Pelosi just pulled a major power move on Donald Trump’s State of the Union,” said Cillizza’s headline.
The piece was a gushing appraisal of the 78-year-old Speaker’s political prowess.
“Make no mistake: Pelosi’s decision to disinvite Trump from delivering his ‘State of the Union’ address to Congress is a total power play designed to remind Trump that a) Congress is a co-equal branch of government and b) his willingness to keep the government shuttered until he gets money for a border wall is going to have impacts on him, too,” CNN said.
The bias is not difficult to spot.
When Pelosi takes a swing at Trump, it’s a “power play.” When Trump swings back, it is characterized as “childish.”
CNN, like the rest of the leftist press, is a complete joke not to be taken seriously as a source of news.
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CNN Pretty Boy Don Lemon Lumps All Trump Voters Together with Klansmen and Neo-Nazis in Vicious Rant
How on earth does this man have his own TV show?
On CNN Wednesday night, Don Lemon disparaged every single Trump voter by saying that they’re part of the same crowd as Klansmen and neo-Nazis.
In the transition from his show to Lemon’s, Chris Cuomo posed to Lemon a devil’s advocate position that “you can’t say everybody who voted for Trump is like the people who who went into the Capitol.” Lemon responded thus:
“If you are on that side, you need to think about the side you’re on. I’m never on the side of the Klan. Principled people, conservative or liberal, never on the Klan side. Principled people, conservative or liberal, never on the Nazi side. Principled people who are conservative or liberal, never on the side that treats their fellow Americans as ‘less than,’ that says that your fellow Americans should not exist, that says your fellow Americans should be in a concentration camp, or that sides with slavery, or sides with any sort of bigotry.”
Cuomo jumps in to continue playing devil’s advocate: “And if they say, ‘I don’t agree with those people, I just like Trump’s policies’?”
“Then get out the crowd with them,” Lemon says. “Get out of the crowd.”
Cuomo then retorts, again pretending to represent the other side: “‘I wasn’t in the crowd, I just voted for Trump.'”
Lemon replied: “You’re in the crowd who voted for Trump. If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. That’s the crowd you are in. You voted for the person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers, took the lives of police officers, took the innocent lives who were there on the Capitol that day. You voted on that side. And the people in Washington are continuing to vote on that side.”
Quite the incoherent rant, don’t you think? For one, Klansmen and neo-Nazis are by and large not Trump supporters. Even if some were at one point, they were among the quickest to turn on Trump, for they realized that he was not and was never going to be Hitler 2.0. Plus, none of those who breached the Capitol were found to be members of the Klan or a neo-Nazi group. So there goes the thrust of Lemon’s argument.
Lemon also claims, without evidence, that Trump “incited” violence and encouraged his supporters to breach the Capitol. Even if you disapprove of Trump’s rhetoric, you cannot admit in good faith that he incited or encouraged any illegal activity.
Someone like Lemon should not be on TV. He is extraordinarily divisive and full of contempt for 75 million Americans.
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