“Never been so disappointed in a news crew in my life.”
“CBS This Morning” hosted Donald Trump Jr. Tuesday morning to talk about his new book that attacks the left and many Americans are asking “why?” Why invite him on the air? The title of Trump Jr’s book is “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.”
That alone should have been a heads-up that maybe choosing to interview the president’s eldest son was a bad idea. But it was also a heads up that if they were going to actually interview him, perhaps they should have been prepared?
As many noted on social media, the panel of CBS hosts was not prepared, they let him spew his false talking points and ugly beliefs with little push back, and when the conversation went off the rails they resorted to flattery to get him to change subjects – just like people do with his father.
Case in point: Here is Donald Trump Jr. attacking transgender people live on CBS’s air:
CBS This Morning hosts tried to move the interview along quickly as Don Jr. started pushing anti-trans talking points pic.twitter.com/LeVjPGyFEu
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 5, 2019
“CBS This Morning” hosts’ solution? Not pushing back, not explaining why his point of view is offensive, but, flattery: “Are you interested in running for political office?”
More flattery: Trump Jr. is identified on the chyron as “The President’s Son.”
Or here: Trump Jr. is reminded polls show a majority of Americans now support impeaching and removing President Trump from office.
“Well I think that was a very plus-D poll,” he says, meaning heavily weighted with Democrats. In fact, among the polls that show majority support for impeaching and removing Trump is a Fox News poll.
CBS hosts didn’t bother to push back on nearly anything Jr. threw at them.
In this same clip, Jr. calls Washington, D.C.’s airport “middle America.”
.@DonaldJTrumpJr believes that the impeachment process will “vindicate” his father.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) November 5, 2019
Trump Jr. kicked off his first two minutes in the interview by attacking House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, then saying, “My father put the transcript out. Read it,” referring to the transcript of Trump’s infamous July 25 call with the president of Ukraine, in which he engages in attempted extortion.
But President Trump did not, at all, “put the transcript out.” In fact, the official White House call summary says it is not a transcript. No actual transcript was ever released.
And yet, none of the three “CBS This Morning” hosts pushed back on Jr’s lie.
Americans are angered at “CBS This Morning,” and with good reason. Take a look:
shame on you
— #TrumpFascism and the #RepublicanFascistParty. (@PinchandScrimp) November 5, 2019
“CBS This Morning” had the chance to ask Donald Trump Jr tough questions, but the anchors failed to effectively take control of the conversation. He was able to rant against Hunter Biden, the media and trans athletes with little pushback.
— Hayley Miller (@hayleymiller01) November 5, 2019
Because we shouldn’t use our own eyes and ears.
Trump’s transparency: Hide reports, hide phone transcripts, hide Putin notes, hide taxes, hide visitor log at White House, Stop holding press briefings.
Trump’s “LOVE” via Trump’s supporters: pic.twitter.com/MSNAupooXL
— Dianne Reum (@LibertyIsALady) November 5, 2019
MY EXACT QUESTION.
— Stephen Harrington (@_StephenH) November 5, 2019
Just watched trump jr walk all over CBS this morning never been so disappointed in a news crew in my life
— William Wright (@William88819776) November 5, 2019
@GayleKing I treasure you on the CBS morning show, but was incredibly disappointed this morning with your interview of Don Trump Jr. I respect even-keeled journalism, but you and your colleagues allowed him open reign to spin falsehoods. https://t.co/VHskXLpqi9
— Eric B (@ezb60613) November 5, 2019
Damn. I’d just started watching CBS This Morning. I thought I found a decent morning show. I was wrong.
— Philly Snowflake (@phillysnowflake) November 5, 2019
— Beth Tuura (@tvbethy) November 5, 2019
Tried hard to listen to Donny tRump Jr on CBS this Morning but just could not, had to turn off the sound. I love the show but why give voice to the lunatic rantings of this idiot? Sorry CBS this morning but this was a fail for you. @CBSThisMorning
— Daisy Mae (@hduffyg) November 5, 2019
This interview with Don Jr. on CBS this morning is nauseating. Can’t believe they invited him on the set.
— adrienne wright (@YOadriennnnnnne) November 5, 2019
Appallingly bad performance by the CBS This Morning on-air team with Donald Trump Jr interview. Embarrassing.
— mark rast (@photomarkrast) November 5, 2019
Cannot believe CBS This Morning allowed Don Jr. on their show, as much as he & Trump call them “Fake News”, now Gayle & the others have allowed him to use them to promote his book of evil, in which he speaks horrible things about those they hate for all the wrong reasons.
— Anita Blount (@anitablou) November 5, 2019
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Viral Video Destroys Kayleigh McEnany’s False Claim Obama Did Not Provide Trump With an ‘Orderly Transition of Power’
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday falsely claimed President Barack Obama and his administration did not provide for an orderly transition of power after Donald Trump was elected.
A viral video debunks her lie. (As does a CNN fact check.)
During her first press conference in 50 days McEnany told reporters “it’s worth remembering this president was never given an orderly transition of power.”
The video cuts to President Donald Trump’s January 20, 2017 inauguration speech.
“Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transition of power,” Trump says, “and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.”
“They have been magnificent,” Trump declared that afternoon.
The TikTok video (below) has been liked over 55,000 times in one hour on that platform, and on Twitter viewed nearly 25,000 times in even less time.
'I will never lie to you. You have my word on that.' — Kayleigh McEnany (May 1, 2020)
Americans Defend Healthcare Workers After Trump Says Docs Get ‘Like $2000 More’ if They Say a Patient Died From COVID
Healthcare works are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic President Donald Trump is making worse by his refusal to advocate for basic common sense behaviors to stop the spread and by holding rallies that pack supporters in close together, while few wear masks.
A recent study found in 82% of areas where Trump has held as rally recently coronavirus cases surged.
So it’s especially offensive to Americans that doctors, nurses, technicians, and other healthcare workers putting their lives and their families’ lives in the direct line of danger every day to save lives that President Donald Trump just told another lie about the deadly pandemic: blame doctors for the huge number of cases.
Trump literally just said doctors falsely attribute deaths to COVID-19 because they make thousands of dollars more if they do.
That’s absolutely false.
“You know in Germany if you have a bad heart and you’re ready to die, or if you have cancer and you’re going to be dying soon, and you catch COVID, that happens, we mark it down to COVID. You know, our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID, you know that, right?” Trump asked the crowd, sharing the lie as his supporters cheer.
“So what they do they say, ‘I’m sorry, but everyone dies of COVID,'” Trump continued lying. “But in Germany and other places, if you have a heart attack or if you have cancer, you’re terminally ill, and you catch COVID then they say you died of cancer, you died of heart attack. With us, ‘When in doubt, choose COVID.'”
“Now, they’ll say, it’s terrible what he said.”
“It’s like $2000 more, so you could only get more money. This could only happen to us.”
Trump: You know our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID pic.twitter.com/HBSTvXcdnh
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 30, 2020
Medical professionals, healthcare workers and experts, and people from all over in general are outraged.
My doctor friends talk about their physical exhaustion, the emotional toll of patients suffering & dying without their families, and their frustration over the lack of equipment or leadership.
Haven’t heard about the sweet COVID cash the president claims they’re getting. Weird. https://t.co/Kzip0wXdM5
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 30, 2020
More than 1,000 health care workers have DIED from COVID.
A competent President would have prevented that.
Trump not only failed that, he now is attacking the victims. https://t.co/2Cvm80uKNF
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) October 30, 2020
Pres. Trump using his last few campaign days to go after America’s frontline healthcare workers https://t.co/54tOAQuAdd
— Michael George (@MikeGeorgeCBS) October 30, 2020
As a doctor I struggle when someone I care for dies.
I struggle if I did everything possible.
I struggle to talk with their family.
I struggle with my own mortality and mental health.
I DO NOT struggle to maximize my billing,
POTUS you are evil to accuse me of this. It hurts.
— Stephen H Anderson MD (@ACEPSteve) October 30, 2020
— Jason Shaw (@shawboy278) October 30, 2020
@realDonaldTrump – I am a doctor from Germany and I tell you: Stop using us as an example for your lies! Your every word is a cruel lie and a slap in the face to all the doctors in the world who do everything to save lives – lives that you trample under foot! IDIOT!! #MAGA2020 https://t.co/UL4dpzHDzy
— Dzana Gellert (@Dzana1407) October 30, 2020
If this were true, you’d think the wannabe dictator who pretends he can do anything with his executive orders would do something about this “fraud.” The fact that all he’s done is super-spread this is lie is proof he knows it’s a lie. https://t.co/c0d6qBs8rM
— Frank Lesser (@sadmonsters) October 30, 2020
The quote from a doctor that haunts me is, how awful it is in the middle of all this when you even “have to fight the person who’s supposed to have your back.”
Donald Trump has NEVER had anyone’s back. Ever. And he never will. https://t.co/nTFZveLqrb
— Kathy NJ (@ecclesias) October 30, 2020
In the last 3 days Trump has falsely attacked firefighters, doctors, and law enforcement.
“I will always have your back.” (Knife in hand) https://t.co/0sY6YltaL5
— HellvinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather) October 30, 2020
Scientists, teachers, doctors, governors… I’m losing track of everyone we’re supposed to blame other than Trump. https://t.co/U6ZaCoT87p
— Aaron Rossi (@AaronJRossi) October 30, 2020
This abomination is now slandering doctors.
In the middle of a pandemic. https://t.co/nyEoTGZa4V
— Kiel Christianson (@GolfWriterKiel) October 30, 2020
Closing argument: “Doctors are bad” https://t.co/XqhZWj1JFp
— Jack Burton (@kelly4NC) October 30, 2020
Fox & Friends: Trump Lying About Coronavirus Pandemic Is Like FDR Wanting to ‘Calm America’ With Fireside Chats
Fox News spent a good portion of its morning programming spinning the bombshell audio clips recorded by Watergate reporter Bob Woodward of President Donald Trump admitting he knew just how dangerous and deadly the coronavirus is, knew as far back as January, yet lied to the American people and continues to do so today.
About 1.7 million “Fox & Friends” viewers were told that President Trump is just like President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, wanting to “calm America” with his famous fireside chats – because at one point during his 18 interviews with Woodward Trump claimed he was lying to America because he did not want to “panic” people.
Wanting to have Americans “stay calm,” Fox & Friends said, was the same message President Barack Obama gave Americans on the virus also.
There is a difference between urging calm and lying with deadly results. And Trump, on tape, admits he “wanted to always play it down.”
“I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” Trump told Woodward.
“The President said he did not want to freak people out he wanted to keep people calm during this time of great national uncertainty,” Fox News’ Steve Doocy told viewers the morning after clips of Trump lying were published.
“Think about it. During the Depression, it was FDR who had his fireside chats to calm America. You look at something that President Obama tweeted out on March 4. And he had the same message as President Trump about, calm down.”
But President Trump did not try to calm Americans when he fear-mongered about the “caravan” of migrants in 2018. Nor did he try to calm Americans when he fear-mongered about Mexicans coming to rape Americans when he kicked off his presidential campaign in 2015. Nor did he try to calm Americans when he fear-mongered about Antifa. About MS-13. About violence in Democratic-run cities. About defunding the police. About Black people coming to harm white “suburban mothers.”
Trump’s entire campaign is about instilling fear.
Watch “Fox & Friends”:
Steve Doocy compares Trump lying about the dangers of coronavirus to FDR's Fireside Chats meant "to calm America." pic.twitter.com/4W1cMbk1nO
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) September 10, 2020
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