For CNN, a network obsessed with destroying President Trump, it’s not enough that his administration is taking action in response to a global health emergency.
No, for the cable network once known as a news outlet, any effort toward protecting Americans — and possibly saving the world — must come from a team with enough diversity to satisfy the affirmative action left.
On Thursday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern, the development coming as the first person-to-person transmission of the virus was reported in the United States.
The day before, on Wednesday, President Trump tweeted several photos of a briefing he was receiving on the crisis, boasting that the U.S. has the “best experts anywhere.”
“Just received a briefing on the Coronavirus in China from all of our GREAT agencies, who are also working closely with China,” he said. “We will continue to monitor the ongoing developments. We have the best experts anywhere in the world, and they are on top of it 24/7!”
Unfortunately, for CNN, these experts are a little too … white. Which is to suggest that network president Jeffrey Zucker and Co. place more emphasis on skin pigmentation than qualifications.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 30, 2020
“Who are these experts? They’re largely the same sorts of white men (and a couple women on the sidelines) who’ve dominated the Trump administration from the very beginning,” wrote CNN’s Brandon Tensley.
The CNN Politics national political writer goes on to note that “the visuals” that have come to define the current administration say “in a multi-racial, half-female country Trump values the opinions of: mostly white men who are mirror images of the President himself.”
This effort to paint Trump as a bigot coming as a new Gallup poll released this week showed a 14-point increase in the state of race relations since he took office, jumping from 22 percent in January 2017 to 36 percent in January 2020.
CNN juxtaposed a photo of Trump’s meeting with a photo of former President Barack Obama holding a meeting on the 2014 Ebola outbreak — many would argue Obama set race relations in the U.S. back a half-century or more, and the 2017 numbers attest to this.
Sitting at Obama’s table is former national security adviser Susan Rice and former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who are both African American, although it’s a safe bet to say that neither is an expert on communicable diseases.
Social media was aghast over CNN choosing to push a divisive racial agenda in the face of what is seen as a serious crisis — here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
So just to get this straight, CNN is objecting to a task force designed to stop an epidemic by focusing on…ethnic diversity? https://t.co/PaXlJz8LNm
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 31, 2020
Too many white people are trying to find a cure for Coronavirus! ? https://t.co/5nECYoU01w
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 30, 2020
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 31, 2020
You guys are the reason people can’t distinguish between satire and reality anymore. https://t.co/KCAM4sbSkW
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) January 31, 2020
They can’t be serious. ?
Surely they can’t be serious. ??♂️
This obsession with ‘diversity’ at all costs is a mental illness. https://t.co/Zp06dTK2w4
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) January 31, 2020
Everyone hates you.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) January 31, 2020
The Left would rather have “diversity” than actually find a cure for a deadly disease using the most qualified people on hand.
Yes, that’s right…they’d rather be dead than not be “woke.”??
— Mindy Robinson ?? (@iheartmindy) January 31, 2020
— Tony B (@RealTonyB) January 30, 2020
Because diversity is what people dying of this virus care about…oh there weren’t enough POC, women, trans, etc. on the panel, then no thanks, I don’t want the cure.
— Janna Hall (@ooJANNAoo) January 31, 2020
When you go to the emergency room do you walk out if they don’t meet your diversity quotas?
— Lisa Contains Multitudes (@Purrpatrol) January 31, 2020
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