Giddy over Democratic wins in state and local elections across the country, on Wednesday’s Good Morning America, political pundits Matthew Dowd and Meghan McCain were eager to cheer the results as “rejection” of President Trump and a victory for “diversity and inclusion.”
As the morning broadcast network newscasts on Friday and Saturday gave attention to former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile's charge that the DNC was rigged to favor Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, there was a striking contrast in the way ABC's Matthew Dowd dismissed the story on Saturday whereas NBC's Chuck Todd on Friday described the revelation as a "grenade" for Democrats.
Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade walked into a lion’s den during his book tour on Sunday when he appeared ABC’s This Week as a part of a panel that was stacked 5:1 against him. A fairly large segment of their roundtable discussion was about the infamous Trump dossier. Everything got extremely heated when the liberal panel began to shout Kilmeade down and ludicrously claim there was no connection between Clinton/Democrats and the Russians via the dossier.
ABC's make-believe Republican Matthew Dowd was on a tear Sunday morning during his appearance on This Week’s “Powerhouse Roundtable.” While there, he continued his exhausted criticism of President Trump but he set his eyes on a new target: White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly. And according to Dowd, Kelly’s defense of President Trump’s call to a gold star widow meant people should start to question his intelligence.
Tuesday, after over eight months of lower-court legal maneuvering, the Supreme Court "dismissed a major challenge to President Trump's travel ban on majority-Muslim countries ... because it has been replaced by a new version, sending the controversy back to the starting block." Perhaps the weakest argument by someone in the media against what the Supreme Court ultimately did — that Trump's related order "does nothing on security" — was made in a Sunday tweet by Matthew Dowd, someone who should know better.
ABC commentator Matthew Dowd was livid Sunday morning following a series of tweets by President Trump on North Korea and their latest nuclear bomb test. “I think part of the problem we're in today is the belligerent language that he's used over the last three or four months in the midst of this,” he decried to moderator Martha Raddatz during This Week, completely derailing a conversation about relief for Hurricane Harvey.
In a controversial and questionable move the Friday before Hurricane Harvey struck the coast of Texas, President Trump pardoned former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio who was charged with defying a court order not to racially profile. The action set the liberal media into a tailspin. And during Sunday’s This Week on ABC, the stacked panel claimed Trump thought he was above the rule of law and was stoking racial divisions.
After accusing Trump-supporters of wanting to hurt reporters, ABC went on to claim that Trump hated the media because he hates the truth, on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. Not only that, ABC political analyst Matthew Dowd stated, but Trump hates that that the Constitution protects freedom of the press.
On Monday night, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC each broke in with special reports for President Trump’s speech announcing his Afghanistan strategy and, in the course of the post-speech analyses, ABC and NBC lobbed cold water on the plans seeing as how low Trump’s approval ratings have been.
Following the horrific domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, the media was on the hunt to cast blame on someone and lump them in with the racist that carried out the attack. And during Sunday’s This Week on ABC, commentator Cokie Roberts found her target in President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to her, they were to blame because they were sending silent signals to white supremacists to empower them.
ABC political analyst and faux Republican Matthew Dowd spent Wednesday afternoon with fellow liberal Republican Nicolle Wallace’s Deadline White House, serenading MSNBC viewers with the claim that Trump’s “fire and fury” statement could easily be said by North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un. Receiving zero pushback, Dowd also speculated that Europe is more scared of Trump than a murderous communist like Kim Jong-un.
On Monday morning’s Good Morning America, anchor George Stephanopoulos spoke with ABC’s chief political analyst Matthew Dowd about Trump’s struggle with Congress, hyping the recent conflicts as if every president before Trump never had problems getting what they wanted passed. Dowd then compared Congress to the “parent” of the helpless infant, Trump, who Congress has to protect from the serious things he’s not mature enough to handle.