President Trump has never hidden his disdain for many of the persons in the liberal press, whom he has often called “the enemy of the people.” An example of that dislike took place early Wednesday afternoon, when the GOP official was signing an anti-human trafficking bill into law. During the event, Trump offered to take questions from the reporters present, including Jonathan Karl, ABC’s chief White House correspondent, who demonstrated one of the reasons the president does not hold the mainstream media in high regard.
Who are you and what have you done with Andrea Mitchell? The usually reliably liberal MSNBC host on Wednesday pushed Senator Tim Kaine to compromise with Republicans and the President on the wall. She also indicated that liberals may simply want to deny Donald Trump a win.
Touting an exclusive MSNBC town hall with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, anchor Andrea Mitchell applauded the Democratic leader for dismissing the controversy swirling around newly-elected Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, after the far-left lawmaker launched into a profane tirade calling for President Trump’s impeachment.
Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports Thursday afternoon as Nancy Pelosi was reelected Speaker of the House, lefty historian Doris Kearns Goodwin hailed the Democratic leader as “the right person at the right time in the right place.” She went on to describe how “thrilling” it was to see Democrats regain control of the congressional chamber and bring “joy” back to Washington.
The season finale of Murphy Brown aired on CBS December 20 and the script included snarky remarks about Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Ted Cruz. Corky Sherwood wants to interview Pence and she maneuvers a way to ask him some questions in an unusual way, while Cruz gets a terrible insult randomly thrown his way.
On her 12:00 p.m. ET hour show on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell attempted to falsely place partial blame on the Trump administration for migrants at the U.S. border being marked with numbers on their arms. In reality, the practice has been traced back to volunteers with the Mexican Red Cross and was in no way implemented by the U.S.
On Friday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, host Mitchell asserted that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was "blaming the victim" when she correctly warned that it is very dangerous to cross the desert illegally in reaction to recent news of a child dying possibly of dehydration after her father crossed the desert illegally from Mexico. Correspondent Jacob Soboroff suggested that the Trump administration is "forcing" illegals to cross under dangerous circumstances through the desert because of long wait times at legal ports of entry.
On Thursday afternoon, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt were gleeful as they discussed Nancy Pelosi striking a deal with “rebel” Democrats to ensure her position as Speaker of the House. They both agreed that a contentious Oval Office meeting with President Trump had given Pelosi a boost during one of her “best weeks in politics.”
Participating in a panel discussion for the Recode Decode podcast with fellow NBC News colleagues Chuck Todd and Hallie Jackson, on Wednesday, Andrea Mitchell told host Kara Swisher that two of the reasons for Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 presidential election were “gaslighting” from the Trump campaign and “the unfairness of the media.”
They just couldn’t help themselves. During their Wednesday evening reports on the deeply touching and emotional funeral service for the late President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC had to get in their digs against President Trump for his behavior (or lack thereof). One even touted how Trump managed to keep his mouth shut about Bush all week.
The journalists at NBC News couldn’t let the funeral service of George H.W. Bush go by without using the occasion to offer some nasty comments about other Republicans. When former Vice President Dan Quayle showed up at National Cathedral, Andrea Mitchell’s first reaction was this: “He was almost dropped from the ticket, although the loyalty of Bush 41 rejected the advice of political advisers who thought he had become a liability.”
During an interview with President George H.W. Bush’s granddaughters, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush, on Wednesday’s Today show, co-host Savannah Guthrie observed: “Even as little kids, Jenna and Barbara were painfully aware of the criticism their grandfather faced, but still, they knew the man behind the presidency.”