Predictable: Nets Trot Out Dems to Blast Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ U.N. Speech

Following President Trump’s forceful speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, Wednesday’s network morning shows all rushed to find Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta to blast the address as “dangerous,” “out of place” and a push to “threaten war.”

“People are still talking about that combative address taking aim at North Korea and Iran,” correspondent Peter Alexander proclaimed on NBC’s Today. He further hyped: “That controversial speech filled with fresh fire and fury....a fierce 40-minute speech full of blunt, bleak assessments.”

 

 

Trying to bolster his sensationalism, Alexander turned to Trump’s former 2016 Democratic opponent: “Hillary Clinton weighing in late Tuesday on Colbert.” A soundbite ran of Clinton predictably condemning the speech: “I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering.”

On ABC’s Good Morning America, Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl touted: “Well, President Trump’s grave threat to North Korea is getting some blowback here at home from his critics. One prominent Democratic senator is accusing the President of isolating the United States and using the U.N. as a backdrop to threaten war.”

“Trump’s 42-minute speech at times drew audible gasps and murmurs from the crowd. His warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un unlike anything the General Assembly has ever heard from an American president,” Karl declared.

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Correspondent Margaret Brennan fretted on CBS This Morning: “President Trump’s whirlwind week of diplomacy brought some very undiplomatic language.” “It’s really out of place when you’re talking to the world leaders in the United Nations,” Barack Obama’s former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta remarked in a clip moments later. He warned: “Any miscalculation, any provocative act could suddenly send us into a war.”

Like NBC, Brennan highlighted: “Last night on Colbert, former rival Hillary Clinton said Mr. Trump’s tone was beneath the office of the presidency.” The same video played of Clinton denouncing Trump’s U.N. speech as “dark” and “dangerous.” The reporter noted: “The President responded this morning on Twitter, calling Clinton “crooked” and accusing her of allowing North Korea to build nukes.”

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Here are excerpts of the September 20 coverage:

Today
7:14 AM ET

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PETER ALEXANDER: President Trump sitting down today for back to back to back meetings with the leaders of Britain, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, and Jordan. The focus here today is heavily on the combative remarks that he delivered yesterday. Even as he prepares to focus on radical Islamic terrorism, as he describes it, today, people are still talking about that combative address taking aim at North Korea and Iran.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Trump’s “Rocket Man” Warning; World Reaction to President’s Fiery U.N. Address]

Overnight, President Trump calling his U.N. debut a success, tweeting, “Met with leaders of many nations who agree with much (or all) of what I stated in my speech!” That controversial speech filled with fresh fire and fury, delivering a dire warning to North Korea.

DONALD TRUMP: The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or it’s allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.

ALEXANDER: Deriding it’s erratic dictator Kim Jong-un, who’s country left a lone diplomat in the room.

TRUMP: Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.

ALEXANDER: That “rocket man” reference, a top Trump aide tells NBC News, a last minute add by the President himself, tacked on to a fierce 40-minute speech full of blunt, bleak assessments.

TRUMP: Major portions of the world are in conflict and some, in fact, are going to hell.

ALEXANDER: The reactions in the hall from the President’s Chief of Staff drawing attention on social media. Hillary Clinton weighing in late Tuesday on Colbert.

HILLARY CLINTON: I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering. And not call him “rocket man,” the old Elton John song.

(...)


Good Morning America
7:11 AM ET

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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, President Trump’s grave threat to North Korea is getting some blowback here at home from his critics. One prominent Democratic senator is accusing the President of isolating the United States and using the U.N. as a backdrop to threaten war.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: World Reacts to Trump’s U.N. Address; President Threatens to “Totally Destroy” North Korea]

TRUMP: Let’s give this as a toast to the potential, the great, great potential of the United Nations.

KARL: With a raised glass and upbeat toast, President Trump welcomed world to his hometown Tuesday. But his U.N. speech is generating headlines about the prospects of war with North Korea.
        
TRUMP: The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.

KARL: Trump’s 42-minute speech at times drew audible gasps and murmurs from the crowd. His warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un unlike anything the General Assembly has ever heard from an American president.

TRUMP: Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.

KARL: The North Korean delegation had front-row seats, but boycotted the speech. Some of the Iranian diplomats stayed to listen as Trump hammered their leaders for funding terror. And he lashed out at the nuclear agreement President Obama and America’s closest allies in Europe brokered with Iran.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Trump Lashes Out in U.N. Address; Calls Iran Nuclear Deal “An Embarrassment”]

TRUMP: That deal is an embarrassment to the United States and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.

(...)


CBS This Morning
7:10 AM ET

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MARGARET BRENNAN: Well, this morning, President Trump is expected to hold meetings with the king of Jordan as well as the presidents of Egypt and the Palestinian Authority to discuss Mideast and combating terrorism. He’s also going to have a one-on-one with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who will tell the President she opposes his plan to try to renegotiate the Iran nuclear deal.

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: A Defiant Debut; President Threatens NK & Slams Iran in First UN Address]

DONALD TRUMP: Major portions of the world are in conflict, and some, in fact, are going to hell.

BRENNAN: President Trump’s whirlwind week of diplomacy brought some very undiplomatic language.

TRUMP: The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket man is on a suicide mention for himself and for his regime.

BRENNAN: Before President Trump took the podium, North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador left the room in protest.

LEON PANETTA: It’s really out of place when you’re talking to the world leaders in the United Nations.

BRENNAN: Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

PANETTA: Any miscalculation, any provocative act could suddenly send us into a war.

BRENNAN: While the President talked tough, he stopped short of mentioning North Korea’s number one trading partner by name, China, but hinted there may be consequences for any country that supplies the regime. Mr. Trump also had harsh words for Iran.

TRUMP: The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy.

BRENNAN: President Trump criticized the international deal to freeze Iran’s nuclear program, which he is considering withdrawing from.

TRUMP: That deal is an embarrassment to the United States and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it.

BRENNAN: Last night on Colbert, former rival Hillary Clinton said Mr. Trump’s tone was beneath the office of the presidency.

HILLARY CLINTON: I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest nation in the world should be delivering.

BRENNAN: The President responded this morning on Twitter, calling Clinton “crooked” and accusing her of allowing North Korea to build nukes.

(...)


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