Paula Johnson, co-chairwoman of New Hampshire-based Women for Trump, used her personality and enthusiasm for the candidate to take over a segment of CNN’s “Legal View” on Friday.
At issue was Donald Trump’s town hall meeting Thursday, during which the Republican presidential candidate did not correct a questioner who said President Barack Obama was a non-American Muslim.
“A lot of people ask a lot of questions of Mr. Trump, and since we don’t have censorship there, it is his First Amendment right to ask the question,” Johnson told host Ashleigh Banfield, adding that Trump “gave an answer that we’re going to look into this.”
Later, Banfield asked Johnson whether she wasn’t troubled that Trump didn’t correct the town hall questioner.
“Why don’t we get off of this subject already,” Johnson said. “I don’t care what the president is. I look at people as, are they capable of running my country.”
She then segued into a discussion of her candidate’s qualifications for office.
“So, I feel that Mr. Trump is a very successful businessman,” Johnson said. “I think he has more of the qualifications to run this country.”
When Johnson pointed out that the man at the town hall meeting had every right to ask whatever question he wanted, Banfield replied that Trump should have corrected the record at that point.
“Well, let me ask you a question!” Johnson shot back. “What about when our president is disrespectful to the prime minister of Israel? Is that OK?”
When the host replied that she didn’t think Obama was disrespectful to Benjamin Netanyahu, the discussion quickly deteriorated into cross-talk among Johnson, Banfield, and Dean Obeidallah, another guest.
As Banfield closed the segment, Johnson continued denouncing Obama and lauding Trump’s qualifications.
Liberal media outlets, describing Johnson’s CNN appearance, referred to her as “bonkers,” but that could be because they never ran into someone as delightfully tenacious as she.
Watch the clip, via CNN:
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