CNBC’s Kernen Slams Media Support for Liberal Obstruction

March 30th, 2017 4:00 PM

One CNBC anchor thinks the media are “in cahoots with the hating party” and it’s hurting the president’s ability to function with Congress.

Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen blasted the media for unequivocal support of Democrat obstruction of President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. He specifically criticized the liberal press for ignoring one Congresswoman’s impeachment obsession.

In his view, the hatred the liberal media exhibited towards former President George W. Bush looked like a “love relationship” compare to coverage of Trump.

Fellow co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin claimed similar vitriol was directed at former President Barack Obama. Kernen acknowledged that may be true, but said opposition to Obama barely got any media coverage. He added that “the media have always been on one side.”

Kernen complained about the lack of coverage of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif, who recently tweeted “Get ready for impeachment.” She’s is boycotting all events Trump is attending.

“All she wants to do is impeach Trump. That’s her entire goal in life right now,” Kernen said. “The Republicans could have hated Obama, but you’re never going to get the type of coverage that you're getting in cahoots with the hating party at this point.”

Kernen also shrugged off Trump’s claim that he was willing to work with Democrats on a health care bill calling it “body language.” Even Sorkin admitted that Democrats would be unwilling to “play ball.”