In a shameful display of rabid anti-Trump behavior, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota tried her very best to get Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers to cast blame on President Donald Trump for the shooting at his synagogue.
Not so much directly as in what could be called a fishing expedition, Camerota asked Myers if he blames anyone “beyond the gunman” for the shooting that took the lives of 11 people.
“I don’t really foist blame upon any person,” he said. “Hate does not know religion, race, creed, political party. It’s not a political issue in any way, shape, or form. Hate does not know any of those things.”
Foiled in her first attempt, Camerota seized on the rabbi’s inspirational response to take another crack at it.
“What lights the match of hate?” she pressed.
“I think you’re raising one of those great questions that people far smarter than I can answer,” Myers said. “I do recall this, if we look in the Bible after the story of the flood and Noah, God regretfully says to Noah, ‘I have learned that man from his youth is prone to evil,’ which is, you would think, a horrific thing for God to tell us.”
“The message I get from that is, yes, there is the possibility of hate in all people. But there is also the possibility of good,” the rabbi added.
Not getting the desired answer in the more vague line of questioning, Camerota got right to the point later in the interview while noting that President Trump may visit Pittsburgh, asking the rabbi if he would be welcome in his synagogue.
“The President of the United States is always welcome,” Myers said. “I am a citizen, he is my president. He is always welcome.”
Lost on CNN and the rest of the anti-Trump media is that accusing the President of the United States of fostering violence is incitement that may lead to more violence.
And while the network is incapable of being embarrassed over its virulent campaign to destroy Trump, social media is embarrassed for them:
What an idiotic question to ask a man of the clothe, embarrassing for CNN. https://t.co/vgsRslrxWW
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) October 29, 2018
They were so hoping for an anti-Trump, Trump-isn’t-welcome-here sound bite, so they could say “See? This is Trump’s fault.” Even in talking to a man who just endured horrific tragedy, they can’t help themselves. https://t.co/MBMWgZRHmh
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) October 29, 2018
What a slimy, stupid question. https://t.co/NGZvrxpJbg
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 29, 2018
CNN is awful. https://t.co/6tylz3JvwH
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) October 29, 2018
new low for cnn?
— keith stuckert (@krstuckert) October 29, 2018
— Ken Martin (@bmwriderken) October 29, 2018
CNN milking a massacre survivor for an anti-Trump comment. Classless.
— Reginald Harper (@harperreginald1) October 29, 2018
Wow. I know CNN is partisan but this is just shamelessly bad. And an embarrassment for actual journalists.
— Travis Neal Todd (@travisnealtodd) October 29, 2018
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