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At this stage of the game, it’s almost comical to watch CNN talking heads giving a serious-minded analysis of President Donald Trump’s performance, given that the network has all but dedicated 24/7 coverage to destroying the president.
Try as they might to feign objectivity, the inherent anti-Trump bias shines through, as seen when primadonna White House reporter Jim Acosta declared Trump would have to have an “out-of-body experience” to express empathy in a speech.
The remark came during a stern-faced discussion with anchor Anderson Cooper about whether the president will deliver a national address on the racial discord in America following the death of George Floyd.
“Is any thought in the White House being given to — is the president going to speak at all about race relations in this country?” Cooper asked. “About systemic racism, about any of the issues raised by thousands and thousands and tens of thousands of people in the streets for day after day after day?”
Acosta said there are indications that perhaps he’s not going to do this.
“I think there is no doubt at this point the president has left a lot unsaid at this point that he could say to the American people to try to bring this country together in some way, shape or form,” he added. “Obviously, he’s not the great uniter, he’s in a lot of ways the great divider.”
The reporter who made his name defiantly attacking Trump with “gotcha” questions said that Trump “seems more interesting in taking the political pot shots than doing anything close to uniting the country right now.”
Cooper responded to say it would be a “disaster” if Trump extemporaneously on the matter, before getting in a cheap shot at the White House, claiming there may not be anyone “who could write a speech for this president on the topic of the racism.”
You know, considering the entire administration is racist — note the sarcasm.
After taking the prerequisite shot at White House senior advisor Stephen Miller, Acosta echoed his agreement.
“Not only does [Trump] lack the speech writers to put together a speech like that, the president himself does not seem in the mood to deliver that kind of speech right now,” Acosta said, as if he has a measure of Trump’s state of mind.
“It is also remarkable to hear spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany say that ‘Well he’s already spoken about this,’” Cooper said. “He speaks about the same things day after day. How many times have we heard ‘witch hunt,’ ‘no collusion,’ ‘the perfect letter.’ He speaks those things day and day, sends the same tweets day after day, and he seems happy to talk about that every single day. This seems to be certainly a conversation worth having more than once and I don’t know that he’s ever had it even then.”
“They know what they want to say when it comes to those hot-button cultural issues — kneeling at football games,” Acosta said. “But not so much in how to reform police work.”
Cooper referenced a 2017 remark from Trump to police officers, when he joked that cops “can take the hand off” the heads of suspects when putting them in a squad car, suggesting the president was advocating for rough police behavior.
Taking advantage of the set up, Acosta chimed in, “He would have to have an out-of-body experience to deliver the kind of speech you’re talking about.”
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