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The panel on Monday’s edition of The Situation Room obsessed over a segment of President Trump’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, where President Trump “becomes really angry at his Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney.” President Trump expressed his frustration with Mulvaney, who was audibly coughing as President Trump sat down with Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office, asking him to “please leave the room” if he had to cough again. One member of the panel, Bianna Golodryga, brought up a conspiracy theory suggesting that Mulvaney coughed on purpose so the President did not have to talk about his tax returns.
Making sure to start the week on a positive note, MSNBC’s All In host, Chris Hayes, and guest Tony Schwartz, co-author of Trump: The Art of the Deal, ganged up on the President to analyze his personal life and why people “hate” him. After re-watching a clip of the Trump’s ABC interview from last week, Schwartz began: “When you think about Mick Mulvaney standing in that office as the Chief of Staff to the President of the United States and he says get out of this room because you coughed, what you know is to know Trump is to hate Trump.”
On Saturday night, CBS Evening News ran one of the only segments on network news that spoke of the benefits President Trump taking on China with an aggressive trade policy. Janet Shamlian, a reporter for CBS News Los Angeles, visited Christopher Farms in Gilroy, California. According to the report, Ken Christopher, the operator of Christopher Farms, has actually benefited from the implementation of Trump’s tariffs.
View co-host Joy Behar, who has a history of saying awful things she ends up regretting, had little sympathy for Kyle Kashuv, a Parkland shooting survivor who just had his acceptance to Harvard University revoked. The move by Harvard came in the wake of the revelation that, at age 16, Kashuv made racist and anti-Semitic comments in an online forum.
Parkland school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv made headlines this week after he revealed Harvard had rescinded his acceptance into the Ivy league school after racial slurs he texted at 16 years old were leaked to the media. A liberal mob called for the gun-rights activist to be punished for repeatedly using “n-word” in a group text with friends. On MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle Tuesday morning, the host brought on race-baiting expert Eddie Glaude and anti-Trumper David Jolly to deny there was any anti-conservative bias in the matter, with Glaude slamming Kashuv’s white privilege, and Jolly arguing that Kashuv was dangerous.
On Tuesday, liberal Late Night host Seth Meyers appeared on NBC’s Today show, where he was greeted with congratulations from the cast for five years of using his show to promote Democrats and bash Republicans. The morning show crew was impressed with Meyers bringing his left-wing “point of view” to the late night landscape – not that politics was lacking in that arena.
Everyone appreciates when a meddling celebrity with little understanding of governmental operations tells members of Congress how to do their jobs, sarcasm intended. This rings especially true when the member of Congress they are criticizing is a Republican. Nevertheless, Jon Stewart continued his endless attacks on Mitch McConnell during a guest appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night.
Even though the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have championed some of the most radical policy proposals ever seen in American politics, the vast majority of this year’s coverage (202 stories, or 92%) has failed to include any ideological label. Instead, reporters have eagerly touted adjectives describing the candidates’ race, gender, ethnicity and sexual identity, applauding the group as “crowded and diverse,” “historically diverse,” and the “most diverse” group ever to run.
On Monday's New Day show, CNN devoted a segment to the story of a Romanian baby, Constanin Mutu, who was taken from his father by Border Patrol last year as they arrived to seek asylum, and hinted that it was somehow nefarious for the Trump administration to do so before the zero tolerance policy had been announced publicly.
Apparently, the liberal media didn’t learn their lesson about too much trust in polls after President Trump’s major 2016 upset, because they’re still touting some (less than a year and a half out from the 2020 election) that show him down against Democrats.
There were some 2 million people crammed into downtown Toronto on Monday to celebrate the Raptors’ championship victory in the NBA finals, when shots rang out in an area containing roughly 60,000 people. Despite at least four people being shot and luckily no deaths, NBC Nightly News decided they didn’t have time to cover that story. But they did have time to promote Democratic New Jersey Senator and 2020 candidate Cory Booker’s “Big Idea” of baby bonds.
New York Times reporter Andy Newman has followed up on his guilt-ridden travel piece in the paper’s um, Travel section (headlined under the buzzkillking title, “Travel’s Climate Problem – If to see the world is also to help destroy it, should we just stay home?”). Page two of Monday’s New York Times featured Newman responding to readers crushed that Newman actually went on holiday abroad: “Weighing the Cost of Personal Travel.” Fortunately he received “dispensation” from the Vatican of Vacations, the National Resources Defense Council, a left-wing environmental organization with some wacky ideas about mercury.