MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell enraged many of her viewers on Monday when she suggested that she favored Donald Trump’s response to the plot to bomb areas of New York City and New Jersey.
After reviewing responses from both Clinton and Trump, Mitchell noted that the Republican nominee had been rewarded with a “tough persona” because of his harsh rhetoric in the wake of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
“This really does put Hillary Clinton on the spot,” the MSNBC host opined. “She has campaigned on her resume, on her advantages having been part of the administrations — secretary of state, a senator on Armed Services [committee] — yet, Donald Trump is still communicating toughness in a way that she hasn’t been able to.”
“And she also is off message in that this was going to be the big roll out of her appeal to millennials, a real problem that she has in inspiring young people to come out in the numbers and percentages that they did for Barack Obama.”
Viewers on Twitter, however, did not share Mitchell’s assessment of the two campaigns.
Aaaaaand there's good ole @mitchellreports turning this into a Hillary story. Fucking hack
— ?? GoBlue (@ChadwickFurr) September 19, 2016
— nananesbitt (@nananesbitt) September 19, 2016
Only Andrea Mitchell could sneak in a Hillary Clinton diss when talking about the bombing suspect. Bravo, asshole!
— Kay Reindl (@KayReindl) September 19, 2016
— soupcity (@emmbee1002) September 19, 2016
@mitchellreports Oh, Andrea, your bias slip is showing!
— MeWriter (@MeWriter1) September 19, 2016
Andrea Mitchell is ACTIVELY trying to get Trump elected.. #MSNBC
— Simon Byrd (@Uosdwis) September 19, 2016
@mitchellreports tell us this attack is bad for Hillary puts her "in a spot". What spot? She is hideous
— Franco (@FrancoIKU) September 19, 2016
Andrea Mitchell is impressed w/ Trump's "tough tweeting"
— David (@MMASOCCERFAN) September 19, 2016
@mitchellreports WHAT THE FREAK IS WRONG WITH YOU AND YOUR STUPID REPORTING???? ALL TRUMP IS IS A BIG MOUTH COWARD. YOU ARE YING!
— Deb (@Libradebbie) September 19, 2016
— soupcity (@emmbee1002) September 19, 2016
@mitchellreports really? Can you BE anymore negative and grinding in your hateful reporting of HRC.It's painful to hear your mean girl voice
— Margi MacMurdo-Readi (@MacMargi) September 19, 2016
Andrea Mitchell loves her some tough guy
— Steve Martin (@stevekmartin) September 19, 2016
OMIGOD @mitchellreports says Trump's toughness (real people call it insanity and hate speech) puts Hillary on the spot.
What planet is this
— Alasscan™ (@Alasscan_) September 19, 2016
Andrea Mitchell tells me that terrorist attacks favor Trump. It was San Bernardino that gave him his "tough" persona.#whoknew
— digby (@digby56) September 19, 2016
— BarbaraBuon (@stoddard38) September 19, 2016
Andrea Mitchell just compared Hillary unfavorably to Trump on terrorism bc he sounds "tough." Apparently *sounding* tough is preferable. ??
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) September 19, 2016
@mitchellreports trump is strong? how bout he uses terror for his own gain ? u wer just completely off base and selfish opinion is crap
— Capt Markus (@Captmarkus) September 19, 2016
Andrea Mitchell is a hack reporter, please retire and stop your bloviated opinions about the obvious, MSNBC needs to have joy Reid on MTP
— William Few (@Gstate01) September 19, 2016
Andrea Mitchell practically declaring the end of the Clinton campaign today due to NYC bombing. SMH. #MSNBC
— Robert_A. (@OU182) September 19, 2016
Watch the video below from MSNBC, broadcast Sept. 19, 2016.
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