President Donald Trump suggested on Thursday that CNN’s international operation should be replaced with a government-run news outlet.
At a rally in Florida that was supposed to be about “protecting Medicare from socialist destruction,” Trump lashed out at what he called “corrupt CNN.”
“Some idiot on CNN said, ‘You can’t win without CNN,'” Trump said, pantomiming an imaginary news anchor. “I guess we showed them. I guess we showed them,” he repeated.
He went on to describe CNN as irrelevant, before complimenting Radio Free Europe and Voice of America — state-run news outlets that broadcast American propaganda. “They did that to build up our country,” he added.
“CNN … it’s a terrible thing for our country. And we oughta start our own network and put some real news out there because they are so bad,” he declared.
Former pal Piers Morgan blisters Trump for ‘hiding in his bunker’ as America burns
British presenter Piers Morgan criticized President Donald Trump for "hiding in his bunker" instead of leading America out of a dark period in its history.
In an op-ed for The Daily Mail, Morgan addressed the police killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed.
"I understand the rage of the protesters," Morgan wrote. "Yet the one person who could most powerfully effect change is doing the complete opposite."
The op-ed continued:
‘We are leaderless right now!’ Trump supporters despair that he’s doing nothing as riots erupt across America
Several supporters of President Donald Trump are very upset that he is not doing enough to crack down on the violence that has swept the country ever since the killing of George Floyd last week.
As reported by the conservative Daily Wire, many conservatives who have otherwise been supportive of Trump are growing exasperated that he spent the weekend hunkered down in the White House and only sending the occasional angry tweet.
"Does Trump have dementia or something?" asked pro-Trump political pundit Mike Cernovitch. "Because sitting on his fat ass right now isn't the right move."
Desperate and ‘out-of-control’ Trump might prompt violent insurrection to stay in office: columnist
Writing for the Daily Beast, columnist Michael Tomasky made a strong case that Donald Trump has removed any doubt that he is "morally unfit" to be president and, faced with the possibility he may not be re-elected, could resort to encouraging his followers to take up arms in his defense.
"Naively, I always thought that even Donald Trump would stop short of actually inciting violence. I mean, he’s the president of the United States," Tomasky began before adding, "History means nothing to him, and the future means even less. Presidents—all presidents, even ones I didn’t like—think about the office, the future implications of their actions, the future of our institutions."