Just seconds before President Trump’s joint press conference with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel touted left-wing protesters on the streets of London calling Trump a “fascist” and making him a “subject of ridicule.”
All three networks spent their morning shows again hyping protests in London over President Trump’s visit with departing Prime Minister Theresa May and the royal family. ABC’s foreign correspondent Ian Pannell was clearly excited by the protesters, inflating their numbers while speaking on their behalf as if he were a protester himself, even admitting the only reason he was there was to cover the protesters.
Appearing on MSNBC Live With Craig Melvin late Monday morning, NBC News foreign correspondent Keir Simmons assured viewers that despite how well President Trump’s state visit to the United Kingdom was going so far, the British and American press would surely pick it apart and find negative headlines to write in the coming days.
On Monday morning, President Trump kicked off his state visit to the UK. CNN New Day provided live coverage of the event, and was sure to bring up the an interview with The Sun in which Trump called Meghan Markle “nasty” in response to comments Markle made about Trump. When Trump denied that he called Markle nasty, Toobin stated that the U.S. was now in a “1984-like scenario.”
CNN international correspondent Clarissa Ward joined the hosts of New Day on Monday to talk about President Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom where she eagerly told viewers that Trump is not well liked in such a "tolerant" and "diverse" city such as London.
All three morning shows on Monday fretted about Donald Trump’s “cannonball” into British politics during his state visit. But only CBS This Morning remembered that Barack Obama meddled with Brexit back in 2016. While Trump has promoted Boris Johnson for prime minister, Obama actually threatened to send the U.K. to “the back of the [line].” Talking to CBS royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah, co-host Tony Dokoupil worried, “President Trump has broken with tradition to weigh in on British politics. How is the public reacting to his cannonball into their affairs?”
As President Trump began his state visit to the United Kingdom on Monday, all three network morning shows made sure to emphasize protests against his visit and were particularly excited by the return of a giant balloon depicting the President as a baby. The coverage echoed media reporting from Trump’s last visit to London in 2018, when the networks hyped how he was given a “not-so-royal welcome” by left-wing demonstrators.
Perhaps driven by an obsessive belief in the collusion delusion, NBC political director Chuck Todd spent Sunday declaring that President Trump was “interfering” with British politics and trying to help get former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson elected prime minister. Meanwhile, Todd had either defended or ignored President’s Obama’s efforts to get his preferred leaders and policies voted in around the globe.
Renowned British comedian John Cleese is highly opinionated on all sorts of topics, including contempt for Sarah Palin and the George W. Bush-loving American South. But only when he issues (mild) commentary about multiculturalism changing London does the brilliant co-creator of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers abruptly morph into a grumpy old racist. New York Times reporter Palko Karasz saw fit to cover the “controversy” in hostile fashion in Friday’s edition: “Cleese’s Take On London: It’s No Longer English City.” Cleese's paean to England never had a chance under Karasz's sneer of disapproval.
Sir Elton John doesn’t like being a Brit anymore because so many of his countrymen do. He’s upset that the U.K. voted for Brexit and, according to The Guardian, he told an audience in Verona, Italy that “I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done.”
“Whatever you do, don’t mention the culture war!” John Cleese is a funny guy. And, though he’s historically been a man of the left, he’s a rather sensible guy, too. That has put the Monty Python alum at odds with current lefty pieties.
Did you hear about the new study out of Berlin which found that 92 percent of left-wing activists still live with their parents? This will come as no surprise to nearly every conservative learning about it. What the study didn't look at though was what percent of left-wing activists never leave adolescence. Chances are, that answer would have been on the high end. Latest example from liberal media -- Bill Press yesterday on his radio show/podcast discussing the latest "milkshaking" incident in Great Britain, this one targeting Nigel Farage, a leader of the Brexit movement.