CNN senior international correspondent Nick Paton Walsh apparently does not buy into the idea that sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.
In response to President Donald Trump announcing to the nation early on Sunday that ISIS leader Awas killed during a “daring and dangerous” raid by U.S. troops, Walsh took issue with the president’s message, likening him to Islamic State barbarians.
“Last night was a great night for the United States and for the world. A brutal killer, one who has caused so much hardship and death, has violently been eliminated. He will never again harm another innocent man, woman, or child. He died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place. God bless America. Thank you,” Trump said from the White House.
“He died after running into a dead-end tunnel, whimpering and crying and screaming all the way,” the president added —reportedly went into the tunnel with three of his children and detonated a suicide vest.
Trump’s message was apparently too much for the sensitivities of the CNN reporter, as Walsh was “jarred” by Trump’s “disturbing” remarks.
So much so that he compared the president to members of ISIS, which may be a new low for a network that all but dedicates 24/7 coverage to trying to destroy this president.
“There were lots of moments during Donald Trump’s speech which jarred to some degree. It is extraordinary how the communications were managed. It was a long trail ahead of him actually releasing details, explicit details, some of it which sort of echoed frankly the crudeness you would often expect to hear from ISIS about the whimpering, screaming Baghdadi penned down in a sealed tunnel killing himself and his three children. It was sort of disturbing to hear to some degree,” Walsh reported on air.
Walsh has boasted online about winning two Emmys for his ISIS coverage, so he is well aware of the brutality of the Islamic State.
— Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) October 2, 2018
Social media was quick to give Walsh a refresher on what a “disturbing” message looks like.
— T. Ferguson (@WhosAndreDGiant) October 27, 2019
Good point. ISIS had been pretty big fans of Americans but now that Trump said some mean stuff about their dead leader that will surely change. Thank you for this astute analysis. https://t.co/KwC5LuPeGK
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 28, 2019
Lost somewhere in CNN’s sensationalism of this story is the reason why millions of Americans so strongly support a president loathed by much of the media.
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
Screw you, Nicky. We expect unspeakable violence from ISIS. From President Trump, we expect and get the truth and the grit and the safety we want from our President.
Who have YOU made safer today? Yeah. Didn’t think so, prissy little peckerwood.
— Linda Suhler, PhD (@LindaSuhler) October 27, 2019
I don’t care how he sounded. He is getting the job done. Period. #MAGA
— Deb Loughary (@Debskee12) October 28, 2019
He spoke their language loud and clear as a deterrent. That’s how it’s done.
— Russ Thompson (@bassnkeys) October 27, 2019
TDS, all day, everyday
— Rampage (@Rampage77759370) October 27, 2019
Well, it is CNN….no truth or honor there. Go back to see Wapo headline and CNN reports on bin laden’s demise.
— Judy Van Buskirk (@buskirk_judy) October 27, 2019
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