At 10:18 a.m. ET, 14 minutes into President Donald Trump’s address before the United Nations General Assembly, CNN politics reporter Chris Cillizza tweeted the following:
His take didn’t age well.
Two minutes after Cilliza’s tweet, Trump spoke about North Korea in terms no one would consider poetic.
“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump said. He added, “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”
Twitter mocked Cillizza for calling the speech poetic. Here is a sampling of the criticism.
Cillizza defended his Tweet — saying it was a real-time reaction to the speech prior to the North Korea rhetoric.
Incidentally, Cillizza was not without his backers. Chief among them, our own Larry O’Connor
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