On Thursday, President Trump gave a speech at Omaha Beach to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing that was widely praised in the media and even by those who are usually his fierce critics. However, MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin guest host Geoff Bennett seemed to wonder if Trump really meant what he said.
Never wasting an opportunity to attack President Trump, on Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and her guests did so as they sat alongside the military cemetery in Normandy, France, the final resting place of those who died in the 1944 allied D-Day invasion. Reporting from the site ahead of Thursday’s memorial service marking the 75th anniversary of the brutal battle, the panel of journalists denounced Trump for supposedly trying to “challenge the post-World War II order.”
Heads were exploding over at MSNBC following Monday’s summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the 1:00 p.m. Eastern hour of MSNBC Live, the network’s national security analyst and former Obama official Evelyn Farkas lambasted the President’s performance as “despicable” and “outrageous,” and called for “mass resignations” from the Republican Party.
Reporting live from Seoul, South Korea during Friday’s Today show, NBC Chief Global Correspondent Bill Neely warned against anyone being too optimistic about the major diplomatic breakthrough in the Korean peace process, telling co-host Savannah Guthrie that she was “right to be skeptical” of the development. He later took to MSNBC to repeat the same message.
On Monday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried that President Trump’s new travel restrictions against North Korea “are only serving to further escalate tensions between the U.S. and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.” Correspondent Bill Neely warned: “No letup in the war of words....A show of force, more goading by the President, and a travel ban. It is crisis deepening by the day.”
In the wake of all three networks freaking out over President Trump’s “fire and fury” warning against North Korea, on Thursday’s NBC Today, Chief Global Correspondent Bill Neely reported from Seoul, South Korea and portrayed the people there as being just as afraid of the American president as they were of Kim Jong-un.
The war of words between the United States and North Korea continued on Wednesday, as the communist regime threatened an attack on the U.S. territory of Guam. And despite the fact that the North Koreans had successfully miniaturized a nuclear bomb to fit on a warhead, NBC Nightly News still thought it was a priority to slam President Trump for getting tough on the regime that had kidnapped American citizens.
The day after Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States, NBC News stoked fears for the next four years by hyping protests from around the world and portrayed Russia as the only country celebrating. “Protests not only taking place here in the United States but around the world as well, from Tokyo to Berlin to Manila, and London as well,” announced co-anchor Craig Melvin Saturday on Today, leading into a ridiculous report by chief global correspondent Bill Neely.
On Monday and Tuesday, CBS Evening News failed to cover the ISIS-inspired knife and ax attack by an Afghan refugee on train passengers in Germany. Instead, the newscast ended on Tuesday with a report on the celebrities who condemned Donald Trump for walking out to Queen's "We Are The Champions" at the Republican National Convention on Monday. NBC Nightly News covered the Islamist terrorism with a brief on Monday and a full report on Tuesday. ABC's World News Tonight finally covered the story with a brief on Tuesday.
NBC News foreign correspondent Bill Neely interviewed Syrian President and brutal dictator Bashar Al-Assad that began airing on Wednesday night and, somehow, large portions of the hour-long special were dedicated to harping on Donald Trump’s candidacy, if his lack of foreign policy experience concerned Assad and if his Muslim ban hurt his feelings.
All three morning shows on Friday led with the “stunning” vote by Britain to exit the European Union, a move that is “rocking” the world. Yet, only ABC’s Good Morning America ignored the inconvenient fact that Barack Obama tried and failed to influence the vote this past spring. On CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose reminded, “President Obama visited in April and urged voters to stay in Europe.”
CBS and NBC continued their refusal on Monday evening to criticize the Obama administration’s handing of Iraq and so-called policy on ISIS as the Islamic terror group seized control of Ramadi over the weekend. While those two networks continued to spin for the White House, ABC bucked the trend from the network morning newscasts by providing a blunt critique of the Obama administration for “painting far too rosy a picture of how this war is going for far too long.”