August 23, 2017
ABC’s Good Morning America started off Wednesday’s broadcast in a frantic mood, complaining over and over again about President Trump’s verbal attacks on the media at last night’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Instead of taking these typical knocks from Trump in stride, ABC went in full on Chicken Little mode, worrying that his words would “incite” one of his supporters to commit violence against one of their own. “It really feels like a matter of time frankly before someone gets hurt,” Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega fretted.
Vega started off the show with her report on Trump’s rally in Phoenix, of course centering it on his attacks on the media. “He is blaming the media, a full assault for the backlash that he faced over Charlottesville,” she stated. “He rallied his base by riling them up. Taking dead aim at the media for the fallout over one of his worst weeks as president so far,” she added.
After that whiny report, ABC wasn’t done licking their wounds. Anchor George Stephanopoulos sympathetically asked Vega, “what it feels like” when Trump attacks you in a room full of his supporters.
Cecilia, you were in the room. 15,000 people there as well. The press is in full view as the president spends about 20 minutes or so at least attacking the media. Just give us a sense of what happens, what that feels like when those attacks come.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 11:22 am