CNN’s John Berman mocked President Donald Trump with a parody of the holiday poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas.”
The “New Day” anchor opened Monday’s episode with a roundup of the weekend’s news set to the meter of the iconic Christmas poem written in 1823 by Clement Clarke Moore.
“‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, everything was under investigation, including the mouse,” Berman said. “Mouse was all I could think of to rhyme with house. His White House, his campaign, his presidential transition, and inauguration and charity and, yes, his personal life.”
“What is the president doing about all this?” he continued. “As zero lawyers would advise, he’s rage tweeting. He calls his former attorney, Michael Cohen, a rat. Despite the fact that FBI agents obtained a search warrant from a federal judge showing probable cause to look into his office, the president is inventing the notion that they broke in. That is made up.”
“The president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, spent the weekend in an aggressive campaign to move the goalposts on the president’s accountability,” Berman added. “He’s saying collusion is not a crime and that it’s possible the president was involved in discussions about building a Trump Tower in Moscow much, much deeper into the campaign than anyone knew.”
‘Do your damn job — or get the hell out!’ Chris Cuomo’s epic rant on Trump and Pence’s failed COVID-19 response
CNN's Chris Cuomo closed his Monday evening show with an epic commentary where he demanded President Donald Trump do his job or leave.
He begged Americans not to go numb to the graphs, maps, and death toll numbers that are soaring.
"People are frustrated and tired of it," Cuomo explained. "The president is banking on that. That's his strategy. You get bored and disinterested. You'll even ignore the pain and commitment from the people he called heroes. The ones who choose to walk day after day into hospitals that are all too often out of control. To be there with those who are afraid who often die alone and care for the suffering. They can see with their own eyes what he is telling you is B.S."
‘Lie, deny, and defy’: CNN’s Cuomo says Trump’s deceit is as ‘toxic’ to America as COVID-19
On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo tore into President Donald Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are "totally harmless."
"99 percent of COVID cases are harmless, says Trump," Cuomo said. "Remember, the White House numbers puts our death rate at around 4, 4-plus percent. Is that harmless? To the 130,000 plus dead, to their families, to the tens of thousands who suffered terribly, to all those suffering now, harmless?"
"Maybe if he gave a damn, maybe if the president of the United States were not ignoring and coming up with new ways to reportedly get you to live with a pandemic, maybe then he would know just how stupid that statement is," said Cuomo. "I will say this. Trump's strategy of lie, deny, and defy all facts and decency is just as toxic to our society as 99 percent of COVID-19 cases. But he is being honest about one thing, and it matters, especially now, especially to you, the president's supporters. Because you also own what he is saying right now. His blatant pitch to bigots. He has no position on whether the Confederate flag should be flying in America in the year 2020."
Trump is ‘in a meltdown’ because he ‘doesn’t know who to blame’ for his failures: Republican John Kasich
On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), once a rival presidential candidate to President Donald Trump, assessed his leadership failures.
"He's flailing," said Kasich. "He's in a meltdown. He looks at his polls and doesn't know who to blame. He blames his advisers and is even blaming Fox News now. He's flailing. He doesn't know how to stop things. So I think he's just throwing everything out over the period of the last three days, hoping he's going to strike a chord."
"What he doesn't realize is that base he has, the edges of that base are beginning to fray," said Kasich. "That base is getting smaller and smaller. Because he's a Republican, he's causing a brand problem for Republicans. And mark my words. There's going to be a point in time where these folks are going to leave. Then many of them will say, I was never a part of this. I never supported him. In the meantime, because they had gone along, they have enabled him to do these kinds of just totally outrageous things."