Must Watch: CNN’s Amanpour, Toobin Meltdown Over Trump Effect on SCOTUS, ‘Far-Right’ Europeans

By Wednesday morning, the on-air, online, and print meltdowns by liberal media types were exploding at an exponential rate with CNN’s New Day facilitating a few as senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin shrieked at the idea of conservatives on the Supreme Court while chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour lost it over “far-right” European figures being “eager and jubilant” about President-Elect Donald Trump.

Toobin, who spent the previous week attacking FBI Director James Comey, took an exclusively liberal and negative spin on certain issues that could come before the Supreme Court with a Trump-appointed justice. 

“That means limitations on gay rights. That means an end to affirmative action. It means less rights for immigrants, that easier deportations and this is, you know, what he ran on. It means a criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton and I think all these things are going to happen because this is the core of what he promised,” agonized Toobin.

With those comments coming in the 6:30 a.m. Eastern half-hour, Toobin was resurrected for the 7:30 a.m. Eastern half-hour and loudly scoffed at the notion that Trump will ever release his tax returns because “this is a guy who just won” and he did “what worked for him.”

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 Toobin continued his meltdown for all of liberal judicial activism, whining that:

Why should he feel pressure to do anything? This is a guy who made campaign promises and, like most politicians, he’s going to keep those campaign promises. He’s going to have mass deportations. He’s going to have an investigation and prosecution of Hillary Clinton. This is what he ran on and this is why he won. 

Also not a stranger to outbursts against anyone not subscribing to far-left ideologies, Amanpour followed Toobin a few minutes later concerning the reaction to Trump’s victory among international diplomats and foreign leaders. 

Amanpour begrudgingly ruled that it’s become so customary for “[e]very  single world leader has rolled up and done what they do after every single U.S. election and they’ve congratulated the result of a free and fair democratic election in the United States” but some like French President François Hollande were skeptical of the future with Trump leading the free world.

Just as she and other journalists do whenever there’s a terrorist attack in Europe, Amanpour ran right to berating “far-right” politicians in Europe:

What’s rather troubling is that some of the most eager and jubilant congratulations come from the leaders of far right, nationalist movements in Europe. Geert Wilders, who jumped up and down tweeting that now it’s time for Netherlands to take back their country. For the Dutch, read keep others out and we’ve had Nigel Farage jumping up and down, saying this is fantastic. I hand over the mantle, this what he tweeted to Donald Trump. Two big revolutions in 2016[.]

“Then you’ve had the German Vice-Chancellor who has a put a word of sort of caution out and I’ll read you what he said, that: ‘Trump is the pioneer of a new authoritarian and chauvinist international movement. He is also a warning for us. So, that encapsulates the fear about what’s going on out there,” Amanpour concluded.

The relevant portions of the transcript from CNN’s New Day on November 9 can be found below.

CNN’s New Day
November 9, 2016
6:37 a.m. Eastern

JEFFREY TOOBIN: Well, I think, you know we owe President-elect Trump the courtesy of believing what he says and I think he means that he means that he is going to appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court. That means limitations on gay rights. That means an end to affirmative action. It means less rights for immigrants, that easier deportations and this is, you know, what he ran on. It means a criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton and I think all these things are going to happen because this is the core of what he promised. 

(....)

7:40 a.m. Eastern

TOOBIN: What pressure is he under? He just won. Why does he have —

CHRIS CUOMO: That’s what I was going to say, by the way. Sounds good when you say it.

TOOBIN: He's never going to release those tax returns. 

ALISYN CAMEROTA: Yeah, I mean —

TOOBIN: We're never going to see them. I mean, you know, this is a guy who just won. This is what worked for him. Why should he feel pressure to do anything? This is a guy who made campaign promises and, like most politicians, he’s going to keep those campaign promises. He’s going to have mass deportations. He’s going to have an investigation and prosecution of Hillary Clinton. This is what he ran on and this is why he won. 

(....)

7:42 a.m. Eastern

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: Well, look, you know, let's face it. Every single world leader has rolled up and done what they do after every single U.S. election and they’ve congratulated the result of a free and fair democratic election in the United States. However, many of them have talked about the results of the future. President Hollande said that this was uncertain future now because of the comments that Donald Trump had made during the election. What’s rather troubling is that some of the most eager and jubilant congratulations come from the leaders of far right, nationalist movements in Europe. Geert Wilders, who jumped up and down tweeting that now it’s time for Netherlands to take back their country. For the Dutch, read keep others out and we’ve had Nigel Farage jumping up and down, saying this is fantastic. I hand over the mantle, this what he tweeted to Donald Trump. Two big revolutions in 2016 and then you’ve had the German Vice-Chancellor who has a put a word of sort of caution out and I’ll read you what he said, that: “Trump is the pioneer of a new authoritarian and chauvinist international movement. He is also a warning for us.” So, that encapsulates the fear about what’s going on out there and all the way to China, very afraid, as you no doubt are going to discuss, about trade barriers, tariffs and things like that. Japan, South Korea, he's starting to pull the protection on that, as well. 

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