CNN Mocks Trump for Trying to Compromise on Wall Construction

Whenever there’s an impasse in Washington, the liberal media always demand that Republicans “compromise” and work with Democrats. Of course, their definition of compromise is code for “just capitulate.” Now, in an effort to end the government shutdown and from talking with Border Patrol, President Trump has shifted positions on what the wall would look like and what it would be made out of. But CNN was not having Trump’s compromise and mocked him for it during Monday’s OutFront.

The report was just the latest in a long line of subpar attempts at comedy from CNN’s comedic reporter, Jeanne Moos. She kicked off the segment by quickly poking fun at how Trump’s definition of the wall had changed from 2015:

JEANNE MOOS: With both sides walled into a corner, the wall it else has begun to morph. Donald Trump used to say:

DONALD TRUMP: It’s not a fence, it’s a wall.

MOOS: But now --

TRUMP: Wall or fence or anything the Democrats need to call it because I'm not into names.

Moos continued by pointing out how it had gone from a wall made of concrete to a fence to a steel barrier. “If only the President could bury some of his old quotes in concrete,” she quipped as soundbites of the President talking about a concrete wall played. “But now concrete seems boom, bing, done for. Ever since he started talking about steel slats last month, he's been getting slapped,” she added.

This lambasting for compromise has become common from the liberal media as the partial government shutdown dragged on. They attacked Trump for claiming that Mexico would pay for the wall, saying it would never happen. But now that he’s asking for tax money to build it, they attack him for not having Mexico pay for it.

 

 

There were even some reporters claiming Trump’s compromise was really a “retreat” from his policy. Even though the President has admitted he had gained a new understanding about border security since being in office, the liberal media refused to let his position evolve (a benefit they seem to only grant to Democrats).

Back in Moos’ report, she elevated mocking tweets chiding the President’s shift on border wall building materials:

Steel slats have been turned into prison bars. Next thing you know, we're wall to wall with smart-alecky suggestions. Read one tweet: “Has anyone considered a corn maze? A 2,000-mile long corn maze.” The wall was diminished to speed bumps. “The red velvet VIP barrier is coming.” “Next week, it will be a bunch of Chihuahuas patrolling the border.”

Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich suggested Trump would bargain down from a steel wall to corrugated tin to chicken wire to a chalk mark, and end by stationing troops at the border wearing wall costumes,” she added as if it was witty.

As would be expected, Moos wrapped up the report with a Nancy Pelosi quote suggesting “now he’s down to, I think, a beaded curtain or something.”

If party affiliation was reversed, the liberal media would be singing the praises of a Democrat politician. They would be boasting about their superior negotiation skills and blast Republicans for not giving up their position and going along with it. This is CNN.

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

CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront
January 7, 2019
7:57:59 p.m. Eastern

ERIN BURNETT: Tonight, indulging Trump, people not holding back after the President said: “call it a wall, whatever you want.” Here's Jeanne.

[Cuts to video]

JEANNE MOOS: With both sides walled into a corner, the wall it else has begun to morph. Donald Trump used to say:

DONALD TRUMP: It’s not a fence, it’s a wall.

MOOS: But now --

TRUMP: Wall or fence or anything the Democrats need to call it because I'm not into names.

MOOS: And instead of concrete.

TRUMP: You could call it a steel fence.

MOOS: But why stop at fence?

TRUMP: We'll build a steel barrier.

MOOS: If only the President could bury some of his old quotes in concrete.

TRUMP: I said I was going to build a wall. I never said I’m going to build a concrete—I said I was going to build a wall.

LITTLE BOY: What are the walls going to be made out of?

TRUMP: I'll tell you what it’s going to be made out of. It’s going to be made out of hardened concrete. [flash] Concrete plank. [Flash] Precast. Bing, done.

MOOS: But now concrete seems boom, bing, done for. Ever since he started talking about steel slats last month, he's been getting slapped.

(…)

MOOSE: Steel slats have been turned into prison bars. Next thing you know, we're wall to wall with smart-alecky suggestions. Read one tweet: “Has anyone considered a corn maze? A 2,000 mile long corn maze.” The wall was diminished to speed bumps. “The red velvet VIP barrier is coming.” “Next week, it will be a bunch of Chihuahuas patrolling the border.”

Former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich suggested Trump would bargain down from a steel wall to corrugated tin to chicken wire to a chalk mark, and end by stationing troops at the border wearing wall costumes, which actually exist.

(…)

MOOS: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw shade when she said, “now he’s down to, I think, a beaded curtain or something.” It’s hard not to be on the fence about this border wall.

TRUMP: A wall. Or a slat fence. Or whatever you want to call it.

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