‘He’s like the Grinch’: CNN brutally called out for shameless flip-flopping after Trump’s visit with troops

CNN and its hosts are not backing down even amid backlash over coverage of President Donald Trump’s surprise visit to U.S. service members in Iraq.

Don Lemon continued the tone-deaf attacks on the U.S. military and the commander-in-chief on Wednesday, accusing Trump of “politicizing a Christmas message” to the troops.

“He’s like the Grinch,” Lemon told CNN national security analyst, Samantha Vinograd.

The former Obama official agreed, saying, “He stole Christmas.”

Lemon slammed the president for not saying “this is not about me, it’s about the troops,” and for bringing “negativity” on the trip.

“Instead of being positive with the troops, saying, ‘this is about the troops, it’s not about me. I’m here to thank you for your service,’ whatever, even if reporters ask him questions. ‘This is not about me. This is about the troops, they serve out country well.’ Maybe he should have said, ‘it’s unfortunate that some of them are not getting paid and I wish they were,'” Lemon continued.

“It was so negative and so — you want positivity when it comes to Christmas. It is perplexing. Why would he visit the troops and do that?”

Vinograd smugly complained that the president should have stayed home.

“Well, Don, to be candid, I hope that this trip helped from a morale perspective. But from a national security perspective, for all the reasons that you just listed, the President should have stayed home,” she said.

This, of course, followed the network’s Trump-bashing that included a hit piece accusing the Iraq-stationed service members of violating Department of Defense guidelines by asking the president to sign their “Make America Great Again” hats.

Totally lacking self-awareness, Lemon and his media colleagues slamming Trump as the Grinch had only to look at themselves to see who was really stealing Christmas.

In the space of a few hours, the hypocritical left’s attacks on the president only served to prove Trump’s often stated criticisms about the “fake news” media that is the “enemy of the people.”

Twitter users slammed Lemon and the network for their advanced case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.


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