King, Tapper Attack Trump Jr. for Criticizing Vindman, ‘Tweeting Whatever He Wants’

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Amidst the break between Tuesday’s two impeachment hearings and their near-universal condemnation of anyone who isn’t either a Democrat or witness, CNN hosts John King and Jake Tapper took issue with the legitimate ability of Donald Trump, Jr. to offer firm disagreements with the impeachment process and witness Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman.

But since the liberal media want you to believe that Vindman is a modern-day combination of Samuel Adams, John Dean, Ulysses Grant, and George Washington who also happens to set U.S. foreign policy instead of the President, such pushback would be ostracized. 

So kinda like criticism of the press? More on that later.

 

 

Anyhow, Tapper first reiterated at 2:30 p.m. Eastern the CNN-wide grievance that the White House would dare to push back against Vindman:

John King, one of the other things going on in addition to the White House Twitter feed officially attacking one of their own employees, the head of the Ukraine desk and head of the national security council, a decorated veteran war veteran who has shrapnel in his body as Dana pointed out, who has as Morrison said in his deposition, literally bled for this country even though Vindman had issues for him in other ways[.]

Tapper then turned his ire to Trump Jr. His sin? Well, tweeting about how he’s not a fan of the hearings and Vindman. 

“[W]hile they’re doing that, the President's son, who is something of just in case you didn't think President Trump was id enough, Donald Trump Jr. is even the id of the id and just saying whatever he wants and tweeting whatever he wants, calling the hearings a joke, saying Lieutenant Colonel Vindman has no credibility and attacking him over and over,” Tapper explained.

King and Tapper then gloated about Trump, Jr. as an unserious person because of the Trump Tower meeting (click “expand”):

KING: To have Donald Trump, Jr. attack the credibility and judgement of Colonel Vindman is kind of ripe in the idea that this was the guy who invited the Russians into Trump Tower during a presidential campaign.

TAPPER: If it’s what you say, I love it.

KING: And so — does he have — you know — does he — you know — does he have credibility of a witness himself, shall we say? Let’s leave it there. 

King continued, expressing dismay at the popularity of the President’s oldest son (click “expand”):

But it goes back again to the strategy. They are not challenging the facts. They are trying to keep the Republican Party and the President's base in line and Donald Trump Jr., whatever anybody thinking of him, whatever anyone watching may think of him, is very popular with the President's base. He’s traveling the country doing a lot fund-raisers. He just released a new book and he’s done pretty well selling his book. He has a voice with the president's base. Someone who is followed. So, we might say it has nothing to do with the facts or that’s a character fact on a decorated military veteran, but their strategy is hold the line. If they hold the line, they believe they succeed. 

At one point, chief political correspondent Dana Bash interjected: “But don’t you think attacking somebody in uniform risks that?”

Earth to Zuckerbots, far and wide: Since when was someone above criticism? And especially skepticism toward those that you cover?

It’s such a monumental and ongoing frustration when the liberal press decide and/or imply that, based on their own narratives, an individual, group of people, or organization are without sin. And further, they paint two options with one being showing utmost reverence and the other end illustrated by death threats. 

As the Washington Examiner’s T. Becket Adams pointed out, the press and Democrats have adopted a universal term of calling impeachment witnesses “impeccable.” To again be glib, if everyone is “impeccable,” then no one is!

So in other words, it’s canonizing someone in much the same vein the press does with themselves. Because, in their world, daring to suggest the press aren’t doing their jobs or Vindman isn’t perfect must mean you’re unpatriotic, want them to receive death threats, or automatically view them as subhuman. Or something like that. 

All in all, it’s no wonder why people range in negative emotions from uneasiness to pure hatred of the press.

To see the relevant transcript from CNN’s coverage of the impeachment hearings on November 19, click “expand.”

CNN Impeachment Hearings
November 19, 2019
2:30 p.m. Eastern

JAKE TAPPER: John King, one of the other things going on in addition to the White House Twitter feed officially attacking one of their own employees, the head of the Ukraine desk and head of the national security council, a decorated veteran war veteran who has shrapnel in his body as Dana pointed out, who has as Morrison said in his deposition, literally bled for this country even though Vindman had issues for him in other ways, while they’re doing that, the president's son, who is something of just in case you didn't think president Trump was id enough, Donald Trump Jr. is even the id of the id and just saying whatever he wants and tweeting whatever he wants, calling the hearings a joke, saying Lieutenant Colonel Vindman has no credibility and attacking him over and over. 

JOHN KING: To have Donald Trump, Jr. attack the credibility and judgement of Colonel Vindman is kind of ripe in the idea that this was the guy who invited the Russians into Trump Tower during a presidential campaign.

TAPPER: If it’s what you say, I love it.

KING: And so — does he have — you know — does he — you know — does he have credibility of a witness himself, shall we say? Let’s leave it there. But it goes back again to the strategy. They are not challenging the facts. They are trying to keep the Republican Party and the President's base in line and Donald Trump Jr., whatever anybody thinking of him, whatever anyone watching may think of him, is very popular with the president's base. He’s traveling the country doing a lot fund-raisers. He just released a new book and he’s done pretty well selling his book. He has a voice with the president's base. Someone who is followed. So, we might say it has nothing to do with the facts or that’s a character fact on a decorated military veteran, but their strategy is hold the line. If they hold the line, they believe they succeed. 

BASH; But don't you think attacking somebody in uniform risks that? 

KING: There’s giant risk on the other side. 

BASH: With their own base?

KING: With their own base is an interesting question. That will be fascinating to watch as we go forward, but I will say this. There are — the Republicans are hoping some of the conservative Democrats or vulnerable Democrats  say no to the question impeachment when it gets to the senate. Joe Manchin, from West Virginia, who’s a very conservative Democrats, saying: “You know, there’s nothing right about this. There’s nothing right. I mean, you know, it’s just dead wrong. The bottom line people have to make a decision about impeachment, but the bottom line is for anyone to condone this and say this is normal behavior and this is how we should act as a country, superpower, world is wrong.” So as the Republicans start attacking the witnesses and questioning the patriotism and the character of these people you’re seeing some of the Democrats who you might expect to be quiet and safe be more outspoken. So, the elastic works both ways.

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