CNN loses its mind after President Trump wonders: where is the 3 UCLA players’ ‘thank you’?

Is expecting a little gratitude too much to ask?

President Donald Trump has drawn the additional ire of CNN, if that’s even possible on a network all but dedicated to destroying the commander-in-chief.

CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza opted to analyze the “psychology” behind a tweet from Trump about three college basketball players arrested in China on shoplifting charges last week while the president was in the country.

Trump spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping about the embarrassing incident and the players were allowed to return to the United States.

“Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!” the president tweeted.

“Trump is someone who likes to be praised,” Cillizza wrote. “He likes to be adulated at all times — and tends to respond well to people who say nice things about him. (See ‘Putin, Vladimir.’)

“He wants to get credit. Always,” he continued. “He seethes when either he doesn’t get the credit he thinks he deserves or sees someone else getting credit for something he did.”

For what it’s worth, reading from prepared statements, the players did thank Trump once back in the U.S., and the PAC-12 commissioner issued a statement thanking the president.

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Adding to the tell-tale symptoms of Trump Derangement Syndrome, the CNN political commentator claimed Trump is a closet racist — which is consistent with coverage at the network on any given day.

“That the three players are all young black men should also not be lost here,” Cillizza said. “Trump’s history on racial issues — both as president and as a private citizen — shows some level of intentionality when it comes to using racially coded language and taking advantage of racial animus and stereotypes for his own political gain.”

Racially coded language? Talk about delving into the psychology behind a person’s thought!

With it being open season on white males in post-Obama America, Cillizza was just warming up.

“The image of an older white man in a position of power demanding thanks from three young black men for saving them will set off a lot of alarm bells for people,” the liberal ideologue said. “And, understandably so, given Trump’s previous actions in the wake of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and in the ongoing NFL anthem protests.”

What should be setting off alarm bells for Americans is the left’s ruthless subversion of Trump’s presidency. An insurrection that finds the media in the vanguard.


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