CNN’s New Day host Chris Cuomo’s sharp legal mind was on full display Tuesday morning as he tore apart a recent tweet from President Donald Trump in the well-reasoned and dispassionate manner that viewers have come to expect.
Trump’s tweet dismissed the recent press appearances of three women who have alleged sexual misconduct by a then-civilian Trump and was coincidently published whilst a report about these allegations against the President was being aired by CNN reporter Joe Johns. It was almost as though Trump was responding to what he was watching on television in real time
Trump’s tweet read:
Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia – so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Cuomo pithily took apart each section of the tweet, though the primary focus appeared to be on President Trump’s claim that the Democrats are behind the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, first noting that Mueller is a lifelong Republican who was appointed by a Department of Justice overseen by lifelong Republican Jeff Sessions (though he recused himself from any investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 General Election. He then added that all congressional committees taking part of this investigation are led by the Republicans since the GOP currently controls both sides of the legislative branch.
Trump’s tweet –and Cuomo’s real-time rejoinder – comes at a time of pique conflict between the Trump administration and CNN. During yesterday’s White House Press Briefing – and in light of some embarrassing journalistic mistakes – Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders alleged that many in the media were willingly trying to mislead their audience.
But as Cuomo illustrates in this clip, it is President Trump that appears to be willfully misleading his Twitter followers by falsely suggesting that the Mueller Investigation is a Democratic-led effort and not a bipartisan one, which begs the question: who is ‘FAKE NEWS’ again?
Watch the clip above, courtesy of CNN.
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