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‘God is working hard to clean up the stink’: CNN contributor makes sick remark after GOP train crash

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A tragedy was averted on Wednesday as an Amtrak train carrying Republican Congressmen crashed into a garbage truck, but no fatalities or serious injuries were reported.

Nonetheless, in the smoke and haze of the train wreckage, a CNN pundit was typing out a sick response.

“Wow, btwn train full of Goopers hitting truck and this, God is working hard today to clean up the stink. Thank her. #TreyGowdy #goptrainwreck.”

The tweet was cast, and then later deleted, by Jonathan Tasini, a self-described CNN talking head and Bernie Sanders supporter tweeted in response to Rep. Trey Gowdy’s retirement.

Then the CNN contributor issued an apology of sorts.

“Apologies people,” he wrote. “It was poked out in midst of convo w 2 colleagues on the deep racism/hypocrisy/criminality promoted by GOP or as GOPer Amanda Carpenter says, gaslighting of America. Deleting.”

That non-apology was supposed to be better? The twisted response to a potential tragedy, reminiscent of the attack on a GOP baseball game by a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter, did not fail to get attention.

Sean Hannity picked up on the Tasini response and made sure to draw attention to it.


That prompted a heated, and shall we say, less-than-classy or even pertinent, response from CNN spokesman Sean Dornic.

“Coming from a network that paid (and was run by) ‘alleged’ sexual predators, this is rich,” Matt Dornic, vice president of communications for CNN, tweeted at Hannity, referencing Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and other Fox News employees who have been accused of sexual misconduct.”

It’s not clear what that has to do with Tasini’s sick response, but we’re pretty sure Dornic got plenty of high fives around the CNN watercooler.

Tasini made sure to proffer a defense that CNN doesn’t pay him, therefore the network isn’t responsible for his conduct.

“Let me save you time. I don’t work for CNN. They don’t pay me. They can’t fire me. I apologize nonetheless,” Tasini tweeted.

Meanwhile, viewers should stay tuned to see if CNN has Tasini back on the network, because that would be tantamount to condoning the ‘unpaid’ contributor’s comments.

Kyle Becker


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