CNN’s Cuomo: Calling the Press the ‘Enemy of the People’ Is Proof Trump Hates America
Last night, CNN’s Chris Cuomo eviscerated President Donald Trump with a brutal history lesson and made a very good case that the president hates America.
In the “Closing Argument” segment on his CNN show Thursday, Cuomo argued that a tweet the president sent declaring, once again, that the press is the “enemy of the people” is proof positive that he actually detests America.
The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media. I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear……..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2018
“This is ugly and it is unoriginal,” Cuomo said of the tweet. “Most importantly, it is an admission that you hate your country.”
Here is the case Cuomo lays out, in full:
“You know this phrase was an operative threat to murder opposition in the French Revolution, right? You know Khruschev. His predecessor, Stalin, used it specifically with artists and thinks that threatened hid narrow views of humanity. Did you know Mao used it during his murderous campaigns? America, the country you lead, was formed in defiance of strongmen, bullies and the idea that might makes right. A free press is a metaphor for what makes America great. So you have now admitted that you are against what we are all about. And the real problem now is for you to convince people that you don’t hate what makes America truly great. I know in the past, you’ve tried to play that you respect the media, and that you know we’re important, you know, like you said that when a bunch of us got murdered, but it didn’t take long to come back to this. I knew you didn’t lower those flags after the Maryland newspaper shooting right away for a reason. Just like you won’t really own how Russia did the U.S. dirty in the election. Why? Because you see things through the lens of what is good for you in these matters. So right now, you want people to hate us. But as the old expression goes, you point a finger at someone else, and there are three pointing back at you and a thumb that’s kind of nowhere defending where you put it but that’s not the point. The point is to say Putin isn’t the enemy, the free press is, doesn’t worry me. I know the truth. I’ve traveled the world and I know our media is envied and, perhaps, the best check against the abuse of power that can lead to a Stalin or a Mao. The real worry should be for you. Do you really think people will keep a president who hates what their country is all about?”
“You are against what we are all about.” That is quite a summary.
Watch above, via CNN.
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