Sept 20, 2017
From the moment President Trump’s Tuesday speech to the United Nations General Assembly ended, CNN made clear that they would be providing the liberal, pro-Obama response, lambasting his remarks as contradictory, “dark,” “frightening,” “incoherent,” and even weak.
Now, if you’re skeptical that this video supercut included only partisan commentators, that sadly did not happen as the same rhetoric was espoused by supposedly neutral analysts, anchors, and reporters.
Former Obama administration official and CNN senior diplomatic and military analyst John Kirby stepped up moments after the speech concluded, whining that “this wasn’t a speech” but instead “a sermon and he wasn’t a president, he was a preacher up there giving his dark world view about threats and conflict.”
“This was a speech about conflict around the world, not a speech about cooperation and that’s a real shame because of all the places you can give a speech about collective security and mutual cooperation and respect, it’s at the U.N. and I think he missed a huge opportunity,” he added.
Senior political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson agreed and offered an utterly absurd comparison that Obama would be proud of. Just as Obama knocked American exceptionalism, she equated patriotism in various countries:
I think there is a bit of contradiction in his presentation today talking about sovereignty, a renewal of spirit for all these nations, nations needing to be patriotic. I imagine if you talk to folks in Venezuela, you talk to folks in North Korea, they imagine that they are being patriotic, right.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 8:44 am