Ian Bremmer Tells CNN’s New Day: ‘This Has Been a Good Week For Trump’ Outside of ‘CNN-Land’


Among other things, this week in the news has seen; the release of the bombshell audio between President Donald Trump and his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, a controversy in which the Trump White House barred a respected journalist from an event because she asked uncomfortable questions during a pool spray, and Cohen claiming that the president knew and approved of his son’s Trump Tower meeting with Russians.

No matter, says political scientist and Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer. It was still a good week for Donald Trump.

Appearing on New Day Friday, Bremmer said that the news of the GDP growing at 4 percent, coupled with earning some concessions from the Europeans on trade makes this a productive past few days in Trump-world.

“You really want the big picture?” Bremmer asked CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and John Berman. “This has been a good week for Trump. We get out of CNN-Land for just a second, 4 percent growth in the United States. The Europeans backed down on trade, he now looks like a winner on that front. The North Koreans? More progress with remains coming back.”

Bremmer downplayed the impact of the Cohen-related news over the past few days.

“The stuff about Michael Cohen, I mean, is he credible?” Bremmer said. “He was Trump’s lawyer. If you’re a Trump supporter this is just blah, blah, blah.”

Bremmer added, “Again, if we’re talking about just breaking news this week, if I were talking to Fox instead of CNN right now, they would be telling me to run a victory lap for the guy.”

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