CNN’s Chris Cuomo trashed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for coming onto his show and repeating “dumb” lies for President Donald Trump.
“The View” hosted the CNN anchor Thursday, and he told the panelists he continued to host Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani despite their habitual dishonesty.
“I think if this person represents (the president) and this is the best he has to offer the American people, I want to expose that on my show,” Cuomo said.
He told co-host Meghan McCain that he had told Sanders up front, before an infamous appearance last year where she refused to comment on the Trump Tower meeting, that he would not provide questions ahead of time.
“I said we don’t discuss questions, but you know what my main interest is,” Cuomo said. “You keep saying you can’t answer questions about what you knew and when because counsel won’t let you — that counsel doesn’t represent you. You can say whatever you want. Why don’t you tell the American people if you knew then what you know now, you would have given them a different answer.”
Cuomo said the appearance turned out to be a disaster.
“She came on and parroted a dumb answer that was given to her by the administration,” he said.
McCain asked whether some journalists, particularly some of his CNN colleagues, had inappropriately used their outspoken opposition to Trump to build their reputations.
“I’m proud of the place where I work, but you can’t judge everyone at CNN the same way,” Cuomo said. “You have to see how they do their job, how he or she does their job.”
“If you’re in the business of communication with the American people,” he added, “your currency is integrity and telling the truth, and owning it when you get it wrong. Pretty simple equation, hard to do for human beings.”
He said the Trump administration failed miserably at that standard.
“This administration lies more than anything I have ever seen in public life,” Cuomo said, “and I was raised in politics, so I have a very low bar for being truthful because I’ve been raised around politicians. So I’m used to how it can be spun. I’ve never seen anything like this. Sarah Sanders has to own her own choices.”
Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident
It wasn't quite Tiananmen Square, where a still-unknown number of Chinese protesters were murdered by the government in 1989, but it was the closest thing President Donald Trump managed to score this week.
After watching the footage of the military tear gas, beat and shoot at protesters so Trump could march from the presidential bunker to St. John's Church for the cameras.
"It was like Tiananmen Square," Colbert deemed. "Except, in Trump's case, Tinyman Square."
Trump claimed on "The Fox & Friends" that no one was tear-gassed, so it's unclear what was stinging people's eyes and making them cough, choke and tear up. The Park Police released a statement saying it wasn't tear gas. While the moment was captured on video from dozens of different camera angles, one protester actually grabbed a canister of Oleoresins Capiscum, or "OC," the gas that was used.
Vladimir Putin must love watching the US fall apart: columnist
New Yorker columnist Susan Glasser made the astute observation that if Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to destabilize the United States with the election of President Donald Trump, he's clearly achieved his objective.
It was reported in March that Russian intelligence services are working to incite violence using white supremacist groups to try and sow racial chaos in the United States ahead of the November election.
Conservative columnist links all Republicans to the attack on Lafayette Square
Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump decided to walk across Lafayette Square for a photo-op. To get there, however, it took an outright battle with mounted park police, police covered in body armor and rattled Secret Service members who had just rushed the president to the bunker several nights before. Armed with semi-automatic weapons and military gear, they staged a siege on Lafayette Square against unarmed hippies, woke whites and people of color, again, forced to fight for justice.
Writing for the Washington Post Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot attacked Attorney General Bill Barr, who accepted responsibility for demanding that demonstrators be tear-gassed, beaten and shot with rubber bullets. Like Bull Conor ordering fire hoses on students marching in Birmingham, Alabama, Barr's attack on Lafayette Square for a photo-op proved he is willing to do what it takes to stroke the fractured ego of a president forced to cower in a bunker.