This is where the leftist media’s priorities lie. On Tuesday evening, while previewing President Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union address Tuesday, both CBS’s Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell and NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt worried that Russian President Vladimir Putin could potentially “upstage” Biden during his speech by launching a “deadly attack” on Ukraine.
On CBS Evening News, O’Donnell opened her interview with Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) by asking him if Putin “could try to upstage him [Biden] and launch a deadly attack on Ukraine's capital of Kyiv?”
Romney didn’t seem to share her concern about a potential split-screen moment that would distract from Biden’s speech. Instead, he said that there's “no way of predicting what kind of illogical things Vladimir Putin will do.”
However, Romney said he doesn’t “rule anything out.” He additionally predicted that “it's more likely that we're gonna be focused on our country and what President Biden has to say about how we're gonna rethink the commitments and the priorities we have in our country.”
Proving once again that the left-wing media all think alike and sing from the Democrat Party sheet music, Lester Holt asked Biden White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain almost the exact same question during his exclusive interview.
At the end of Holt’s interview with Klain, he asked:
Depending what happens in Kyiv tonight, could we be looking at a split-screen moment? Is there concern Vladimir Putin might wanna upstage the President?
If anyone would be concerned about this possibility, it would be Klain, yet he didn’t appear to be worried. Klain instead turned to focus on Putin and his aggression towards Ukraine: “I care less about what hour of the day or night this happens, and more about the fact that what Vladimir Putin is doing in Ukraine is wrong and that's why the United States has assembled this amazing coalition led by President Biden.”
You can bet that if a Republican was President today, O’Donnell and Holt would not be worried about the President getting upstaged. Instead, they would hope for it.
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Read the relevant transcripts below:
CBS Evening News
6:40:12 p.m. Eastern
NORAH O’DONNELL: With the President speaking there on Capitol Hill tonight, are you worried that Vladimir Putin could try to upstage him and launch a deadly attack on Ukraine's capitol of Kyiv?
NBC Nightly News
7:15:49 p.m. Eastern
LESTER HOLT: Depending what happens in Kyiv tonight, could we be looking at a split-screen moment? Is there concern Vladimir Putin might wanna upstage the President?