A former Fox News analyst unloaded on President Donald Trump and his supporters in a spiteful smear on CNN.
The network gave former Fox News military analyst Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters free reign in his verbal assault against even his former employer as he slammed Trump supporters as “couch-potato anarchists.”
“We all have to do our part to end these dreadful, dreadful days in Washington,” Peters told Brian Stelter on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, bashing Trump as a “distinctly un-American president who really doesn’t seem to like America very much.”
Paters soon agreed with the CNN host that Fox News is “partly at fault for propping up Trump.”
“Fox isn’t immoral, it’s amoral. It was opportunistic,” he said. “People that only listen to Fox have an utterly skewed view of reality.”
Peters, who resigned from Fox News earlier this year, called the network a “propaganda machine” for the Trump administration,
“Ralph Peters is entitled to his opinion despite the fact that he’s choosing to use it as a weapon in order to gain attention,” Fox News responded in a statement at the time.
Peters was now blasting his former employers as “prostitutes” guilty of “assaulting the constitution.” But he then took aim at Fox News viewers, especially Trump supporters.
“The people supporting Trump are radicals, these couch-potato anarchists. They’re people that don’t have a program to make America great again. And by the way, America’s great right now,” he ranted. “Rather, they’re destructive. They want to tear things down. They want vengeance. And Trump is brilliant at that. He’s done what autocrats and charlatans and false messiahs throughout history have done. He’s told his core supporters, “You are not to blame. You are not to blame for the mistakes you’ve made. You are not to blame for your failures. It’s them. It’s minorities; it’s immigrants; it’s fake news.”
Stelter agreed, naturally, challenging none of Peters’ remarks.
“It’s the deep state’s fault, it’s immigrants’ fault, yeah,” he said. “It’s a really compelling story. How do you counter that story, Ralph?”
“Good men and women have to fight for this country,” was the pompous reply.
The stunning commentary is even more amazing coming from the same man who in 2015 was suspended from Fox news because he slammed then-President Obama as “a total p***y” on live television.
“The core Trump supporters – you cannot reach them,” Peters proclaimed as his Trump Derangement Syndrome blinded him to the obvious irony of his own words.
“What we need to do is get past the personal vilification of somebody who didn’t vote the way we did,” he said. “To me, the far-left and the far-right are interchangeable and what’s lost is the center.”
Peters had made similar comments a few days earlier in an appearance with Ari Melber on MSNBC’s “The Beat.”
THIS is the best description of Trump & His Supporters I’ve heard:
“Trump’s genius” with his core supporters “is that he’s offering them absolution, nothing is their fault” …He gives them somebody to blame” – Ret. Col #RalphPeters @TheBeatWithAri pic.twitter.com/mvgGkgiJrw
— Miss Myrtle (@MissMyrtle2) August 20, 2018
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