On Thursday, NBC’s Today seemed to delight in causing “turmoil” within the Trump administration after reporting on anonymous gossip about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly calling the President a “moron.” Co-host Savannah Guthrie opened the show by hyping: “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson takes on an NBC News report that he referred to the President as a moron. But, doesn’t deny it....the latest on the State Department in turmoil.”
With President Trump set to address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, NBC Nightly News spent a portion of Monday night’s broadcast slamming Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and spreading rumors of his removal. Their gripe was over the fact that key positions inside his department had yet to be filled. The network’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell whined about it while neglecting to mention the unprecedented obstruction by Senate Democrats with confirmations.
Leading off a fawning panel discussion on Tuesday about Hillary Clinton’s new memoir rehashing the 2016 campaign, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell promised viewers a “big scoop” as she promoted the failed Democratic nominee’s “latest admission to Susan Page of USA Today that she is convinced associates of Donald Trump’s campaign helped Russia meddle in the election.”
After MSNBC spent the weekend exploiting Hurricane Irma’s devastation of Florida to push the climate change agenda, on Monday, anchor Andrea Mitchell turned to Daily Beast Politics Editor Sam Stein and worried: “...climate change. It is something – Sam, you’ve been writing about this – something that has not been raised in much of the coverage.”
On Wednesday's Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC, a panel that included host Mitchell, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, and New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor spent several minutes fretting over Trump administration immigration policy with Alcindor suggesting that it would "enact racist laws." And Capehart worried that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is "very dangerous" and will try to "hold minorities down."
In the aftermath of Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcing Tuesday morning that the DACA program that benefits many young illegal immigrants will be ended in six months, the left-wing news network immediately hosted several guests who trashed the decision, with guests using such words as "dark day," "shameless," "lie," "black eye for the country." One guest even invoked the "white supremacists that were marching in Charlottesville" as having a similar agenda.
Appearing as a guest on Sunday's MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, MSNBC host and NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell fretted over President Donald sending out a tweet warning allies not to engage in "appeasement" with North Korea. After declaring that "most analysts would agree" that the choice of words was a "really big mistake," Mitchell looked visibly worried as she ended up calling it a "shocking word frankly" for the President to use.
The Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were in their prime Wednesday night, as they once again got the opportunity to hammer President Trump while raising up their former presidential candidate. Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was publishing a new memoir about her experience during the 2016 election and released audio of herself reading from the section retelling the horrific tale of the second presidential debate. And the Big Three Networks ate it all up.
On Friday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, while discussing Republican reactions to President Donald Trump's handling of the Chalottesville white racist violence, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell managed to take a jab at Texas Senator Ted Cruz as she declared: "Who would have thought that Ted Cruz would be more compassionate and loving and show more character this week than the President of the United States?"
Moments after President Trump condemned white supremacists by name during a White House address on Monday about the violence in Charlottesville, a panel of MSNBC reporters and pundits immediately proclaimed that the President “didn’t do enough” and should not get credit for meeting the “lowest possible bar.”
In an extraordinary moment on Tuesday, President Trump issued a daring warning to the radical North Korean regime. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,” Trump told the cameras with his arms crossed. And as would be expected, Trump’s statement dominated the day. And during the evening broadcasts of the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC), they were all visibly distressed and criticized the comment.
In a glowing softball interview on Monday with third-party Utah congressional candidate Jim Bennett, son of the late Senator Robert Bennett, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell eagerly set up the former Republican to explain why he left the party and how the GOP had “failed” him.