All this winning has the mainstream media in a meltdown.
President Trump is riding a triumphant wave of historic activity and CNN, MSNBC and others can’t even pretend to have any journalistic integrity as the liberal media finds ways to bash the president.
As the nation celebrated the release of three United States prisoners from North Korea, CNN was sure to keep the focus on the Stormy Daniels lawsuit, the Robert Mueller investigation and anything else to keep Trump from getting deserved credit for the moment.
“Donald Trump believes that this success in the foreign policy field might be enough, you know, to distract attention away from the Robert Mueller investigation into Russia, the criminal investigation of his own personal attorney, you know, the Stormy Daniels affair,” CNN correspondent John Vause opined in the early morning hours Thursday while cameras awaited the arrival of Trump and the freed Americans at Joint Base Andrews.
“The Mueller investigation is indeed alive and well,” senior White house correspondent Jeff Zeleny declared. “But the White House officials and supporters of the president actually hope he can focus on something substantive like the release of these three Americans.”
Even the fact that the president was personally on hand along with first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Pence to greet the detainees at that hour was not good enough.
“If nothing else, he knows how to get publicity, how to a bleed a lot of drama,” Philip Yun, who was an adviser for Bill Clinton, remarked.
Vause and Zeleny in a later segment whined again about how inevitably Trump would be getting credit for the release of the men, and would use the images to boost his campaign.
CNN International journalist Will Ripley a few hours later thought Trump was “exploiting” the freed prisoners.
“To go from that isolation for two and a half years to you are face-to-face with Donald Trump and you do have dozens of photographers taking your picture, I do worry that they were being exploited a bit,” he said.
Over at MSNBC, Trump got some praise for securing the release of the Americans but anchor Hallie Jackson unabashedly knocked the historic moment as a “staged production.”
“Donald Trump is a former reality show producer,” Jackson said. “This was a staged production meant for television; meant for the cameras, meant to be shown and seen here in this country and around the world.”
Calling the release a “special moment” and a “moment of intense anticipation,” the chief White House correspondent for NBC News still slammed it as “carefully choreographed.”
“You had floodlights lighting up this 30 x 50-foot American flag, hanging in between two ladder trucks, as the plane carrying these men rolled in,” she said. “This moment when the president and first lady holding hands went up the stairs, spending six minutes in private conversation and then unexpectedly, because we didn’t think that was going to happen, unexpectedly coming over with these men and taking a number of questions from reporters.”
Trump has aptly sent the left into a spiral in the last few days as they collectively forecasted doom for the U.S. following the president’s announcement about withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. While prominent names bashed the move, Iranians celebrated and launched social media hashtags to thank Trump.
The president has also defied his critics with the influence he has had over decisions by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un and his announcement of denuclearization. Trump announced the date and place of his “highly anticipated” meeting with the leader, something else the left thought would never happen.
The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
Thursday’s “Morning Joe” crew couldn’t bring themselves to give the president any applause over the North Korean release of the American prisoners, and focused instead on the Yankees/Red Sox game. Eventually host Joe Scarborough got to Trump-bashing, criticizing the president for making “diplomatic mistakes.”
“This seems like he’s making the classic, classic diplomatic mistake of thinking that he can charm his way into a win, on the diplomatic stage,” he said.
The history making was not over, however, as Trump announced Thursday that five ISIS leaders had been captured.
Five Most Wanted leaders of ISIS just captured!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
While the mainstream media may be scrambling for their oxygen masks and safe spaces, regular Americans celebrated all this winning.
IT’S TOO MUCH WINNING
— ?? BuildingTrumpmore⚒ (@k_ovfefe) May 10, 2018
— John Reen (@JohnReen3) May 10, 2018
and you said we’d get sick of winning. I am not sir, I am NOT!
— The 1st Order ???? (@Ryandaniel78) May 10, 2018
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