As Thursday's CNN Right Now came to a close, host Brianna Keilar took time reflect on the events of the past couple of weeks in the form of an anti-President Trump monologue. Unfortunately, the monologue was riddled with various false, misleading, and partisan criticisms.
Tameka Hart, the forewoman in the federal trial against Roger Stone, was exposed on Wednesday by Daily Caller investigative reporter Chuck Ross for once being a Democratic candidate for Congress, on top of being a staunch anti-Trump opponent. While the story continued to spread online, the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) tried to hide the revelation from their viewers.
Without any evidence, the broadcast networks continued Wednesday to push the narrative that President Trump supposedly interfered with the sentencing of his longtime friend Roger Stone. And according to their accusations, a pair of Trump tweets were the smoking gun that proved he was “testing the independence of the Justice Department,” as CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell proclaimed.
After finally acknowledging the week-old Gallup poll which found President Trump’s approval rating was at a record high of 49 percent, ABC’s chief White House correspondent and White Correspondents Association President Jon Karl desperately scrambled during World News Tonight to downplay its significance and dismiss the President’s victories.
CNN White House correspondent and self-appointed guardian of the truth John Harwood joined CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto on Friday to baselessly speculate that President Trump may open up "full-scale investigations" into Adam Schiff and Mitt Romney as revenge for their roles in his impeachment.
After being acquitted of the impeachment charges against him earlier in the week, President Trump apparently wanted to remove those who gleefully took part in the Democratic Party’s attempt to remove a duly elected president from office. Despite the fact they served at the pleasure of the President, all three of the broadcast networks were aghast that Trump would fire National Security Council Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman, his twin brother, and European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
Rick Stengel was being facetious . . . right? Then again, given the authoritarian proclivities of the left, who knows? On Nicolle Wallace's MSNBC show this afternoon, Stengel — the former Time editor turned Obama aide turned MSNBC analyst — appeared on Thursday's Deadline White House and said:
President Trump was just acquitted on impeachment charges that Democrats threw against the wall in hopes that they would stick, so naturally MSNBC Live was that, unlike Bill Clinton, he refused to apologize and took a victory lap at the White House Thursday afternoon.
John Harwood and CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto took it upon themselves on Wednesday to fact check President Trump's State of the Union Address, but instead of simply fact-checks, the two qualified Trump's true statements with their own opinions and multiple "yeah, but" verdicts.
Following his vote to convict President Trump on the impeachment charge of abuse of power, which ultimately failed, NBC Nightly News made their feelings clear and gave Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) a hero’s welcome. In back-to-back segments, they praised him for “voting his conscience over his party” and dubbed him “the president of the Republican resistance to Donald Trump.”
Moments after the Senate acquitted President Trump of the impeachment charges against him, CNN’s The Lead looked to the future and to House Democrats who were zealously trying to drum up more impeachment charges. “Double jeopardy does not apply in politics,” chief national correspondent John King proclaimed to the rest of the panel, clearly looking for Trump to be retried on the charges he was just found “not guilty” of committing.
Throughout President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, he accented his address and policy proposals by looking to the balcony and calling attention to the stories of great Americans, just as every president since Ronald Reagan had done. But in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime took issue with Trump’s use of those guests, with one decrying the scene as akin to Oprah Winfrey handing out free cars.