Amid Bush Remembrance, CNN Brings on Patti Davis to Blast Trump

If there’s one topic the liberal media love to talk about besides themselves, it’s President Trump. In the midst of the nation mourning the death of former President George H.W. Bush, CNN brought on Ronald Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis during their programming honoring the former President to blast Trump for damaging the presidency and bringing it down to the level of nine-year-olds.

After Davis spoke about the passing of Bush 41 and her father, OutFront host Erin Burnett wanted her to discuss her op-ed published by The Washington Post on Sunday. “[Y]ou lament the loss of dignity associated with the presidency under President Trump,” Burnett said. “You know, you talk about the pillars of democracy. And your words are, ‘they're being chipped away, crudely and casually.’”

“Obviously, you feel it's important, Patti, to point out the difference between Trump and the President we just lost,” Burnett teed up her liberal guest.

Davis was worried about what Trump was doing to the office of the president and opined about how it would “be tragic if we forget what the presidency is supposed to look like.” “And if we forget that, I think we're doomed,” she exclaimed.

“The president is supposed to understand and adhere to the Constitution. The president is supposed to be a grownup,” she spat. “You know, nine-year-olds should be able to look up to the president of the United States, not feel that he's one of them.” Yes, calling the President a child, such a mature thing to do.

 

 

She continued:

The president is supposed to revere democracy and all of the institutions that hold it up. The president is supposed to work with our allies with diplomacy and respect, and at the same time, stand up to autocrats who murder people.

Burnett seemed almost worried that President Trump was going to pay his respects at the Capitol that night and at the funeral service being held at the National Cathedral. Despite Trump once mocking Bush’s “1,000 points of light” quote, “President George H.W. Bush wants President Trump here and President Trump is going to attend and going to pay his respects.” “How important is that,” she asked Davis.

Davis noted that the late President was trying to teach all of us “the importance of forgiveness.” But she was unsure how the rest of the Bush family was taking it:

You know, I think what he's demonstrating with his passing, and with the wishes that he laid forth before his passing, is the importance of forgiveness and we can all learn that lesson. I think it's probably going to be hard for his family. I have a feeling maybe they're not quite of the same -- I don't know, but it's possible they're not quite of the same forgiving mindset that that President Bush was.

“But, you know, what a gift to see that as an example when somebody knows that their time is short, they know they're going to be leaving this world, and to leave it by saying I'm going to extend myself with forgiveness to somebody else who treated me very badly and mocked me publicly, that's a real -- that's huge,” Davis concluded.

Stay classy, CNN!

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront
December 3, 2018
7:49:18 p.m. Eastern

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ERIN BURNETT: You know, in the op-ed today, you lament the loss of dignity associated with the presidency under President Trump. You know, you talk about the pillars of democracy. And your words are, “they're being chipped away, crudely and casually.” Obviously, you feel it's important, Patti, to point out the difference between Trump and the President we just lost.

PATTI DAVIS: Well, I think that it would be tragic if we forget what the presidency is supposed to look like. The president is supposed to revere democracy and all of the institutions that hold it up. The president is supposed to work with our allies with diplomacy and respect, and at the same time, stand up to autocrats who murder people. The president is supposed to understand and adhere to the constitution. The president is supposed to be a grownup. You know, 9-year-olds should be able to look up to the president of the United States, not feel that he's one of them. And if we forget that, I think we're doomed.

BURNETT: You know, the President – President Trump, of course, is going to pay his respects. He's going to be at the funeral which is important. President Bush wanted him there. There was a time with the 1,000 points of light that President Trump said, “1,000 points of light, I never quite got that one. What the hell is that, has anyone ever figured that one out?” Right? He mocked it. Yet, President George H.W. Bush wants President Trump here and President Trump is going to attend and going to pay his respects. How important is that?

DAVIS: You know, I think what he's demonstrating with his passing, and with the wishes that he laid forth before his passing, is the importance of forgiveness and we can all learn that lesson. I think it's probably going to be hard for his family. I have a feeling maybe they're not quite of the same -- I don't know, but it's possible they're not quite of the same forgiving mindset that that President Bush was. But, you know, what a gift to see that as an example when somebody knows that their time is short, they know they're going to be leaving this world, and to leave it by saying I'm going to extend myself with forgiveness to somebody else who treated me very badly and mocked me publicly, that's a real -- that's huge.

BURNETT: It is. And, of course, we shall see what these moments are like with all the living presidents who will be at this funeral. Thank you so much, Patti. I appreciate your time tonight.

DAVIS: Sure. Thank you.

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