If there’s one thing the anti-Trump resistance members in the liberal media love more than themselves, it’s praising other like-minded people protesting the President. And if it’s people from another country, that’s even better. NBC demonstrated that love during Sunday Today when White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell praises a dangerous aerial stunt at Trump’s Scotland resort as “spectacular.”
President Trump was spending a few days at his Turnberry, Scotland resort ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. For days, protestors flocked to the resort to scream at the sky.
“President Trump’s sort game included a round with Scottish protestors … [w]ho followed him on the links,” O’Donnell touted as her report began. She played a clip of protesters shrieking “No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA” as the President played through, dozens of yards away. NBC also highlighted a skit the protestors put on that involved them shouting “guilty” as they pretended to arrest a man in a Trump mask.
The network never explained what the protestors thought the President of the United States was supposedly “guilty” of. But why let that get in the way of the narrative they wanted to peddle?
O’Donnell spoke with two female protestors who she was eager to promote. “For as much as he is a powerful man, he has a very easily bruised ego,” one mocked. The other was upset by his presence and wanted him gone because of his thought crimes. “We don’t really want that kind of person here with those views,” she told O’Donnell.
As they were wrapping up the segment, O’Donnell was excited to report new details of the “spectacular” aerial protest because the President might have actually seen that one:
Authorities say they have arrested a 55-year-old man, a Greenpeace activist who made a spectacular flyover Friday night. He was steering a motorized glider with an anti-Trump message over the Turnberry resort while the President was outside. So, it is likely the President actually saw that protest before he headed inside to hotel.
Roughly 24-hours before NBC’s glowing praise for anti-Trump protestors, a similarly gushy report appeared on CBS This Morning: Saturday. They managed to find an overly emotional American protestor there who lamented how “you don't understand the daily distress that I feel because I don't recognize my country anymore. I really don't.”
“He is a racist, he is a sexidense [sic]— a sexist, a misogynist. He has a anti-gay. There is-- There's such a long list of reasons why he shouldn't be allowed to come here,” a rambling Scottish man told CBS. The network also showed off the baby Trump balloon that hovered a just few feet off the ground during the protest in London.
Clearly, the liberal media love these foreign protests of their president.
The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:
July 15, 2018
8:02:14 AM Eastern [1 minute 9 seconds]
WILLIE GEIST: But let’s begin this morning with that high stakes meeting between President Trump and President Putin tomorrow in Helsinki. Today, President Trump is at his golf resort in Scotland where he spent the last couple of days after a week where he left a wake of controversy as he traveled across Europe. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell is traveling with the President in Glasgow. Kelly, good morning.
KELLY O’DONNELL: Good morning, Willie. The President is wrapping up his time here in Scotland and then heading to the neutral site of Helsinki for that meeting with Vladimir Putin. Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he spoke to President Trump to discuss some of the issues that will come up in the Putin meeting. The President has just said, he’s going into that session with low expectations. But while here, he played golf at one of his own courses with a wave to cameras and protestors.
[Cuts to video]
President Trump’s sort game included a round with Scottish protestors.
PROTESTORS: No Trump, no KKK, no racist USA.
O’DONNELL: Who followed him on the links.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE PROTESTOR 1: For as much as he is a powerful man, he has a very easily bruised ego.
[Protestors shouting “guilty” as they pretend to arrest a man in a Trump mask]
O’DONNELL: And staying out of the rough with Vladimir Putin.
8:04:28 AM Eastern [40 seconds]
O’DONNELL: Trump’s stay in Scotland, the place where his other was born, prompted thousands to demonstrate in Edinburgh, Saturday.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE PROTESTOR 2: I’m protesting against President Trump presence. We don’t really want that kind of person here with those views.
[Cuts back to live]
O’DONNELL: There is a new development this morning. Authorities say they have arrested a 55-year-old man, a Greenpeace activist who made a spectacular flyover Friday night. He was steering a motorized glider with an anti-Trump message over the Turnberry resort while the President was outside. So, it is likely the President actually saw that protest before he headed inside to hotel.