It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is not CNN’s favorite person. But what CNN reporter Chris Cuomo did after Trump reportedly made comments about Haiti and African countries allegedly referring to them as “sh**hole countries” is just beyond the pale.
Trump has denied that he made the remarks and he’s been backed up by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AK) and David Perdue (R-GA). On the other hand, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has claimed that he did.
But just the report of it drove CNN into a frenzy of obsession. They repeated it themselves over and over again on their programs.
Perpetually offended reporter Chris Cuomo took the faux outrage one step further, and blatantly called President Trump a “s**thole” on live television — all while lecturing America about how insensitive it was for Trump to say it in a closed-door meeting.
“We just have to be very clear about what’s going on in the White House, because the president is just showing you who he is. This is who he is, OK? We sum it up in a word, OK?” the liberal host bloviated.
Chris Cuomo wrote, “This is who he is” — referring to Trump — in bold, and then underneath it enthusiastically wrote “S**THOLE” in giant letters.
Cuomo then scolded Trump, saying how horrible the word was and that he would never want his kids to see or hear the word.
Yet he just. wrote it and had his kids there to see it. What?
“It’s a bad word, my kids are watching right now,” the CNN host griped. “I don’t want to teach my kids and your kids a bad word, our president decided to make that choice.”
No, Trump did no such thing. First of all, there’s a question whether he even said it. But secondly, if he did, it was in a private meeting with 6 grown adult members of Congress. Not on camera and not in public. And not before children.
Unlike Chris Cuomo.
And not only did Cuomo use it and write it out in big letters on a whiteboard, but he’s calling the president of the United States the word.
That’s pretty poor journalism and very unprofessional.
Remember, reporters aren’t supposed to be acting like the opposition.
But CNN seems to continually forget that.
It didn’t matter to them when Sen. Lindsey Graham called countries ‘hellholes’ or Barack Obama called Libya a ‘sh**show” after he helped to make it so.
Finally, it’s worth pointing out that even Trump’s critics acknowledge that he was allegedly talking about countries and situations, not people. The very word “s**thole” is meant to denote a location.
Maybe CNN should spend a little more time on the actual news and less on being members of the resistance.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]