Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was immediately panned by liberal reporters, hosts and celebrities as a “divisive” speech that stoked “racial tensions” by emphasizing offensive themes like “church” “family and the “military.” Yes, you saw that right. MSNBC’s Joy Reid was appalled that Trump promoted those “terms of the bygone era.” The following are the most egregious examples of anti-Trump liberal media hate that surrounded his State of the Union address:
On Tuesday night, during a discussion after President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, liberal CNN contributor Van Jones insisted that illegal immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than the general population as right-leaning CNN contributor Rick Santorum cited a recent study by John Lott finding that illegal immigrants in Arizona commit crimes at twice the rate of the general population.
Late Tuesday, the President’s State of the Union address and Democratic response ended just shy of 11:00 p.m. Eastern, but MSNBC kept it going live until 2:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. While it’s doubtful you stayed up to watch, you missed some mind-numbingly stupid quotes. Whether it’s suggesting Trump has committed treason or ghoulishly laughing about people fearing MS-13 gang violence, Chris Matthews, Joy Reid, and Ron Reagan succeeded in stooping to the lowest of lows.
What State of the Union coverage anchored by Chris Matthews would be complete without the inevitable, nostalgic look back at Barack Obama? In the early hours of Wednesday, the MSNBC host talked to liberal actor Bradley Whitford and blurted, “I looked up to Obama. As a journalist, I looked up to Obama. I don't mind saying so. Obviously.”
MSNBC’s hyperbolic, frenzied State of the Union coverage climaxed in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Despite the fact that 75 percent of Americans approved of the speech, director Rob Reiner lamented that “intelligent people” like Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow were forced to listen to the “racist” “liar” Trump.
Chris Matthews does not understand why Donald Trump said such nasty things about North Korea. The MSNBC host on Tuesday was clearly rattled by the President’s State of the Union criticism of the outlaw country. Matthews chided: “Why did he stoke the fires tonight? Why did he bring out the really tough case of their family losing their kid who was hiking through the mountains there? What was the whole point of that?”
When Donald Trump delivered his first joint address to Congress, on February 28, some in the media were actually outraged by the President’s invitation to Carryn Owens, the widow of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. Bill Maher called her a “prop.” The New York Times's James Poniewozik was enraged by Trump's other invitees, including victims of undocumented immigrants. The following are some of the worst takes on Trump’s first address to Congress, as culled from the MRC’s archive:
For the second straight day, MSNBC’s Hardball dismissed any and all Republican questions on Wednesday about bias inside the FBI as modern-day McCarthyism that’s a smoke screen “destroying” and “hurting” America. Host Chris Matthews predictably set the tone, referring to Republicans such as Senator Ron Johnson (Wisc.) as “toadies” being ordered by the White House to “do anything to deflect or distract or discredit from Bob Mueller because they think trouble is coming.”
Just think, this is who MSNBC considers to be one of its best and brightest Republicans. On Tuesday’s Hardball, political analyst and 2008 McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt tore into Republican questions about the FISA memo and Strzok-Page texts as “snake oil” “McCarthyism” being “abetted” by the Fox News Channel serving as “state-run TV in an autocratic society.”
Efforts by President Donald Trump and Republicans to secure the border and let Americans keep more of their money sent the liberal media into hysterics over the past month. On MSNBC, the President was called a “white supremacist” who was a “danger to non-white people” for wanting to tighten immigration enforcement. The following is a collection of the most heinous outbursts from liberal journalists and celebrities over the past month.
The government reopened on Monday after Democrats reversed course, apparently failing to get their demands met on “ironclad commitments” about DACA. This prompted an admission from an unlikely source on the state of liberalism: Chris Matthews denounced some on the “hard left” who “don’t care” about the impact of the shutdown.
MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews likely caused the ears of his viewers to perk up moments into Thursday’s show, twice observing that White House chief of staff John Kelly has come across on immigration like he’s “feeding” Trump “Gerber’s baby food.” Matthews played up a Washington Post claim that Kelly told Democrats that some of Trump’s initial immigration views were “uninformed” before airing clips from Kelly’s Wednesday interview on FNC’s Special Report.