CNN’ S.E. Cupp, an alleged conservative with a national platform to trash all things Trump, proved that when it comes to undermining President Trump and his agenda, there’s no room for class.
Jeff Sessions has declared his candidacy for the Senate seat he relinquished to take the Attorney General job in the Trump administration, challenging Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in a deep-red state that Sessions is sure to win, and the Never Trump brigade is beside itself.
In a focus on Session’s first campaign ad, Cupp declared, “Have you no balls, sir?”
Citing “humiliating insults” Trump allegedly directed at Sessions that she declared to be fact, Cupp took issue because Sessions did not trash the president.
“President Trump called him weak, confused, ineffective, and allegedly called him a dumb southerner and, according to the ‘New York Times’ an idiot to his face. How has he responded to the humiliating insults? Take a look,” she said in setting up the ad.
Never mind that the president has denied these allegations, even taking to Twitter to respond.
The already discredited Woodward book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and “a dumb southerner.” I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing. He made this up to divide!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
After playing the campaign ad, which Cupp described as “pathetic,” she then set up a clip of Trump commenting on Sessions getting into the race.
“Here is what the groveling and preening got him from the president,” the CNN host said.
Trump was non-committal in the short clip, though he offered no signs of resistance to Sessions running.
“When I left President Trump’s cabinet did I write a tell-all book? No. Did I ago on CNN and attack the president? Nope. Have I said a cross word about our president? Not one time,” Sessions said in the ad.
“First, that would be dishonorable. I was there to serve his agenda, not mine,” he added. “Second, the president’s doing a great job for America and Alabama, and he has my strong support.”
“Sessions joins a long line of GOP heavyweights who have groveled at the feet of the president despite being personally insulted and humiliated by him,” Cupp said, seething in anger at the missed opportunities to undermine Trump.
She went on to list a few of Trump’s transgressions, largely from the 2016 Republican primary, that involved Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
“And all three have lined up behind Trump to shield him from oversight and defend his regular abuses of power,” Cupp opined. “And for what? We’ll have to see what this grand bargain gets them in the end.”
Bringing in panelists Aisha Moodie-Mills and John Brabender, Cupp then made a reference to Session’s testicles on national television — This. Is. CNN.
“You know what I want to say to Jeff Sessions: ‘Have you no balls, sir? Where are your balls?’ That ad was pathetic,” she said, proud of herself for uttering crass words sure to deliver desperately-needed notoriety.
Following Cupp’s lead — and ensuring future appearances — Moodie-Mills said, “I think he was completely emasculated. I don’t want a leader to be a punk. Stand up and have some conviction and some backbone.”
So proud of herself, Cupp also took to social media to repeat her focus on Session’s genitals.
She tweeted: “Nowhere is the lack of testicular fortitude more apparent in the GOP than in [Jeff Session’s] groveling, pathetic “be nice to me!” campaign ad. Republicans, especially those who’ve been humiliated by Trump, please grow a pair.”
Nowhere is the lack of testicular fortitude more apparent in the GOP than in @jeffsessions groveling, pathetic “be nice to me!” campaign ad. Republicans, especially those who’ve been humiliated by Trump, please grow a pair.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) November 10, 2019
Of course, the source for such anxiety from CNN personalities is the very real chance that Sessions will take the Senate seat back from Jones, dealing Democrats a major loss in their hopes of retaking the upper chamber of Congress.
“Pathetic. That’s a grown man groveling for the president’s approval, saying I’m getting back in this race, please don’t hurt me, please don’t say bad things about me…I’m embarrassed for Jeff Sessions.” @secupp on Sessions' first campaign ad after entering the AL senate race. pic.twitter.com/6ndC0ZCXOl
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) November 9, 2019
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Leave it to classy @CNN to use terms like “testicular fortitude” to insult someone personally as they try to make a point. Real professionals. They can’t really wonder why no one watches them, can they?
— CDB (@quietnolonger) November 10, 2019
And just keep in mind. No matter how depressed you may find yourself on election night… you WILL get through this.
— Kevin McCullough (@KMCRadio) November 10, 2019
Great advice, go after the most powerful, most popular and most productive member of the party. The jealousy and hatred of Trump clouds the vision of normally rational people.
— Bart Graffin (@bbmind) November 10, 2019
I thought we needed civility and to be the bigger person ?
— Rich Flair ❌ (@RichFlair8) November 10, 2019
The disgusting word most women would prefer not to use in describing these men. Wow.
— Barbara Jenkins (@jbjenkins13) November 10, 2019
So the ballsy euphemism is a thing again?
— Greg (@gbernsie) November 10, 2019
Trump stands up for himself, doesn’t give an inch = “not Presidential, not in keeping with our values.”
Sessions is exceedingly gracious = “grow a pair.”
— Steven Ernest (@CaneesqOC) November 10, 2019
You, of all people, are going to preach courage after whoring yourself to the Liberal cause.
— Nur (@s8470) November 10, 2019
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