At the top of the 8 AM hour on Friday, CNN ran the following chyron:
Trump’s Chaotic Presidency Rattles the World
That alarmist caption provided the frame for a discussion, a few minutes later, between Steve Cortes — a former campaign operative for President Donald Trump — and frequent Trump critic Ana Navarro.
Cortes tried to claim that the White House chaos is a figment of everyone’s imagination.
“This idea that there’s chaos, it’s not commensurate with the reality that I see in the White House,” Cortes said. “But more importantly, it’s not consistent with the reality in the country. I think in New York newsrooms, there’s a lot of, almost titillation, with the comings and goings of the White House. But I think in America, people are a lot more focused on their pocketbooks, their security, their prosperity.”
New Day anchor Chris Cuomo dismissed the Cortes notion that everything is copacetic by mentioning all of the staff changes in the first 13 months of the Trump administration.
“I’ve never seen talent bleed out of a White House, out of a statehouse, the way we’ve had here,” Cuomo said.
“I have never seen it bleed out of McDonald’s the way it bleeds out of this White House,” Navarro added. “The turnover is crazy.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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