CNN Guest Calls Trump Racist, Bigoted, Fascist Dictator; Hosts Don't Rebut

On Tuesday morning, CNN continued their coordinated tirade against President Trump’s tweet thread that rocked the news cycle. It only took moments after New Day went on the air they began berating Trump. They hosted a panel of anti-Trump commentators who took aim against the President, and the hosts didn’t hold them back.

 

 

Aisha Moodie-Mills, a Democratic strategist and frequent cable news guest, was the first on the offensive. She launched a barrage of insults, criticisms, and mischaracterizations against both Trump and the GOP:

Yeah, but that's what's problematic in the first place, right, is the fact that Republicans are constantly trying to run cover for the fact that the President is not only racist, he's a bigot, but he's completely un-American. He's behaving like a fascist and that’s what they need to be most concerned about. The fact that this president wants to silence anyone who has critique of this nation, when democracy is fundamentally based on the fact that we have the opportunity to critique our country, is utmost the most problematic thing I think that is coming out of this White House and this administration, and the fact that Republicans are completely silent and moot about it, and the fact that the President wants to behave like a dictator is problematic.

After her long-winded rant about Trump being a fascist dictator, one would expect for the hosts to push back against such a ridiculous assertion, but rather than offer a rebuttal, co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman just remarked on the number of GOP congressmen to come out against the President.

Their lack of push back gave the green light to Moodie-Mills to continue her verbal assault against the President:

But I mean, 19 out of the entire caucus, right? You know, we are in a place where literally these are perilous times, I believe, where you have the President of the United States who believes that he is a dictator, who wants to bring out the military and show some strength and force that is about him, and promoting white supremacy, and to have the entire Republican caucus not up in arms about what is happening to our democracy is in and of itself problematic, and we need to be watching his vote today, and hold folks accountable, come to the ballot box in 2020 for how they behave, what they say and what they don't.

All told, the liberal media has shown a total lack of action in combating the blatantly untrue and divisive rhetoric of their guests, playing a large role in the polarization of politics today. The misinformation stoked the flames of an already volatile situation, and will only pile onto the increasingly hostile situation.

Here is the relevant transcript:

CNN's New Day

07/16/2019

6:05 a.m. Eastern

ALISYN CAMEROTA: Let's bring in April Ryan, CNN political analyst, and White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks. Bill Kristol is with us, director of Defending Democracy Together, and Aisha Moodie-Mills, she is a Democratic strategist. Great to have all of you this morning. So today, Nancy Pelosi is trying to force a vote to get people on the record in perpetuity as to whether or not they stand by the President's remarks. Aisha, this will be interesting to see how, if Republicans are willing to go on the record condemning it or whether or not we hear as we did from, as Joe just said, Kevin McCarthy, where they try to redirect, they try to claim this isn't about racism. This is really about those women. That's what you hear, I think lots of Republicans starting to try to kind of, I don't know, run cover, I guess, for the President's remarks.

AISHA MOODIE-MILLS [DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST]: Yeah, but that's what's problematic in the first place, right, is the fact that Republicans are constantly trying to run cover for the fact that the President is not only racist, he's a bigot, but he's completely un-American. He's behaving like a fascist and that’s what they need to be most concerned about. The fact that this president wants to silence anyone who has critique of this nation, when democracy is fundamentally based on the fact that we have the opportunity to critique our country, is utmost the most problematic thing I think that is coming out of this White House and this administration, and the fact that Republicans are completely silent and moot about it, and the fact that the President wants to behave like a dictator is problematic.

CAMEROTA: We heard from 19 of them. 19 of them came forward.

JOHN BERMAN: So far.

CAMEROTA: With some -- some more lukewarm than others, but 19 did come forward to condemn it on some level.

MOODIE-MILLS: But I mean, 19 out of the entire caucus, right? You know, we are in a place where literally these are perilous times, I believe, where you have the President of the United States who believes that he is a dictator, who wants to bring out the military and show some strength and force that is about him, and promoting white supremacy, and to have the entire Republican caucus not up in arms about what is happening to our democracy is in and of itself problematic, and we need to be watching his vote today, and hold folks accountable, come to the ballot box in 2020 for how they behave, what they say and what they don't.

JOHN BERMAN: That's what Nancy Pelosi is clearly trying to do, is to hold them accountable with their vote, and April, there is some irony and strategy here from the President, right? The irony is that he thinks that anyone who criticizes America now, when he's President, should leave. However, he came to office by saying America is not great. He entered office by decrying American carnage, but now when anyone else deigns to question whether or not America is perfect, they should leave.

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