Following the announcement that President Donald Trump was — once again – tweeting Friday morning, “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota trashed the obsession of CNN — and the media in general — with Trump’s tweets to the exclusion of issues that actually affect people.
As co-host Chris Cuomo reported on Trump attacking the press again, writing, “The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media – over 100 million people! I can go around them,” an exasperated Camerota cut Cuomo off.
“This morning his tweets were about pushing back that there has been no proof yet on collusion with Russia,” Cuomo explained. “That was his first tweet morning.”
“Shame on us,” Camerota interjected. “I mean shame on us. We are the people who become consumed with the tweets. I know Chris likes the tweets — he thinks they are a window inside the mind of the president. But we are the people devoting our hours of this morning to that instead of something that affects a lot of people like, say, health care and what the Republican plan is and why they’re doing it behind closed doors.”
“I mean, we are the people that have to be judicious about which rabbit hole we want to go down,” she continued.
After CNN political director David Chalian attempted to defend the coverage, Camerota made a suggestion.
“There’s only 24 hours in a day. We have been doing it at the expense of health care,” Camerota remarked. “Let’s change that right now. Let me put my money with my mouth is. So we’re done with the tweets. What do you know about the health care — what do you know about what’s going on? Do we know any of the details of what the president will be presenting? Would be easier to talk about health care if we actually knew what was in the bill?”
Watch the video below via CNN: