Quantcast
Connect with us

CNN’s John Avlon busts GOP’s latest Trump defense for spiraling into Orwellian doublespeak to derail impeachment

Published

on

CNN’s regular John Avlon took a harsh look at Republican efforts to derail the impeachment of Donald Trump and accused the GOP of creating a talking points strategy straight out of George Orwell’s “1984.”

As part of his “Reality Check” segment, Avlon broke down how Trump and his stalwart supporters in the GOP have attempted to snow the public with outright lies.

ADVERTISEMENT

Speaking with hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, Avlon explained, “We’ve gotten the first look at the GOP’s impeachment defense, and it is essentially denial; the president did nothing wrong despite the clear fact pattern that emerged after two weeks of testimony from Trump staffers.”

“Here’s how the New York Times summed up the report: ‘The Republicans did not concede a single point of wrongdoing or hint of misbehavior by the president,'” Avlon read. “Not surprisingly, the president tweeted his thanks out to Republicans saying quote, ‘I read the Republicans’ report on the impeachment hoax. Great job! Can we go to the Supreme Court to stop?’ Of course the president is pleased with Republicans because they seem to be taking dictation from the White House.”

“We’re sowing the seeds for a broader embrace of unreality,” he elaborated. “Fifty-three percent of Republicans say that Donald Trump is a better president than Abraham Lincoln. On one hand, I don’t even know what to do with that, except to say we need remedial American history ASAP. I’m guessing it’s a reflection of a reflexive no-nothing team-ism. That’s dangerous in a democracy that depends on being able to reason together.”

“Denying facts, ditching history, abandoning principles, it’s leading Republicans towards something George Orwell once warned us about,” he warned before quoting the author’s best known work. “‘The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final most essential command.'”

Watch below:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building

Published

on

Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.

State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.

On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.

Here are some of the images from the scene:

https://twitter.com/dmihalopoulos/status/1266849888555409408

https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1266850390047408130

https://twitter.com/DirtyComoDiana/status/1266848376102039552

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’

Published

on

The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.

Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."

While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.

"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.

"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.

"It was so fast," Floyd replied.

"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Bill Barr slammed by ex-FBI official for ignoring the right-wing ‘Boogaloo Bois’ infiltrating protests

Published

on

Attorney General Bill Barr was slammed by the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday for misleading Americans about the source of violence at the protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.

"There's evidence developing, Brian, that the organization we're seeing of the most violent protesters is coming from a couple of disturbing places," both, by the way, there's disparate in terms in being from the right or the left. here's what those who monitor these groups and sites are seeing.

"We're seeing a far-right group, one group for example known as the Boogaloo Bois, who on their private Facebook page and social media outlets are calling for violence, calling for people to show up," Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC's Brian Williams.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image