CNN Delights in GOP 'Family Feuds' Over Trump

On Tuesday, CNN aired a segment taking a look into administration officials and even Republican members of Congress who have relatives that appear to disagree with their work. CNN’s White House Correspondent Chris Cillizza joined host Brooke Baldwin to give a rundown of the spats.

 

 

It seems nothing is private anymore, as Cillizza seemed to be joyful as he listed off names of people who are in a “family feud.” He rambled off tweets sent by family members of Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Kellyanne Conway, and referenced an op-ed written by Stephen Miller’s uncle. The most remarkable one may be Cillizza’s awe of Conway’s husband, George Conway:

“You recognize that woman, Kellyanne Conway, you may not recognize this guy, this is her husband, George Conway. If you do not follow on Twitter you should, and here's why. He is one of the most active critics of Donald Trump out there in a prominent way on Twitter. This is in relation to all Donald Trump's texts. Interesting analogy, likewise, what if a CEO routinely made false and misleading statements about himself, the company, and results, and publicly attacking business partners, company "divisions," employees, and analysts, and kowtowed to a dangerous competitor, obviously he's talking about Russia there. By the way, this is not George Conway's only apostasies to Donald Trump. Yesterday he also tweeted poll results that John Kasich the governor of Ohio more popular than Donald Trump in Ohio after Trump attacked Kasich. George Conway, terrific Twitter follow.”

Apparently, CNN doesn’t see the men and women on the right, elected officials or not, as people who deserve respect and boundaries. Prying into people’s family lives is another chalk mark on the board of gross actions, and CNN’s board is massive. But to them, anything is fair game as long as it hurts the President.

Read the transcript of the August 14th segment below:

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

CNN

8/14/2018

2:30:30 PM EST

 

BROOKE BALDWIN: If politics is a family sport, the Thanksgiving table will be wild this year. The Trump era putting family feuds on full display, politics reporter and editor at large, Chris Cillizza, family feud.

CHRIS CILLIZZA: First of all family feud is an amazing game show that I would love to host. Anyway, I want to get that promo in. Let's start, there is a bunch and I want to run through them while we're all waiting for Sarah Sanders. Over here this is Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the house judiciary committee. Over here. Bobby Goodlatte, his son. This comes from August 13th. This is Bobby Goodlatte. I'm deeply embarrassed that Peter Strzok's career was ruined by my father's political grandstanding. Reminder, Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the house judiciary committee, was involved in that very contentious hearing with Strzok about his anti-Trump texts and all that sort of stuff. Thank you for your service, talking to Peter strzok. You are a patriot.

But wait, it's like Cramer versus Cramer 2. Goodlatte versus Goodlatte 2. Bobby Goodlatte the next day announces he is giving the maximum campaign donation to the democrat running for his dad's seat. Now, it's not as bad as it might seem. Bob Goodlatte is retiring. So he's not giving it to the person running against his dad. He is giving it to a democrat. His dad, as I probably should have mentioned is a Republican. Far from the only family feud though, let's go to the next one.

You recognize that woman, Kellyanne Conway, you may not recognize this guy, this is her husband, George Conway. If you do not follow on Twitter you should, and here's why. He is one of the most active critics of Donald Trump out there in a promine way on Twitter. This is in relation to all Donald Trump's texts. Interesting analogy, likewise, what if a CEO routinely made false and misleading statements about himself, the company, and results, and publicly attacking business partners, company "divisions," employees, and analysts, and kotowed to a dangerous competitor, obviously he's talking about Russia there. By the way this is not George Conway's only apostacies to Donald Trump. Yesterday he also tweeted poll results that John Kasich the governor of Ohio more popular than Donald Trump in Ohio after Trump attacked Kasich. George Conway, terrific Twitter follow.

Let's go to the last one. Ok Stephen Miller, senior adviser to the president and the lead person in the construction of Donald Trump's immigration policy. This is his uncle, David Glosser. You don't know much about. He wrote an op-ed saying Stephen Miller is essentially a hypocrite about immigration. He talked that op-ed in his conclusions on New Day today. Here's that interview.

 

[START CLIP]

MILLER'S UNCLE: Relatively it was incumbent upon me to raise my voice to let people know that this is a try immigrants and our family were immigrants. In fact, we were refugees. If my ancestors had not immigrated to the United States when they did, if they waited a few more years until 1924, the door would been shut. My parents would have gone up the celltory sim I Chim wouldn't be born, my sister wouldn't have been born and certainly Stephen would have existed.

REPORTER: You don't expect to change Stephen's minds, do you?

UNCLE: It appears he's made his entire political and personal career on this single issue for reasons I don't really know.

[END CLIP]

 

CILLIZZA: Although there is one more family feud we don't talk about much on Donald Trump versus Ivanka Trump. His daughter often says things, the media is not the enemy of the people. Other comments about immigration that directly condradict things her father said so there are from top to bottom in this administration over and over again see these disagreements, another example of how abnormal what we see on a day in say out basis the Trump administration is. Back to you, Brooke.

 

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