CNN Host Blows Up Over Partisan Bickering About Russian Meddling: ‘This Was Terrorism!’
On Saturday, CNN host Michael Smerconish lost his cool after reading a tweet from a reader asking if he would hold former President Barack Obama accountable for the Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
“Will you hold Obama accountable?” the viewer probed. “You say you are fair. We will see. I mean all this meddling happened under Obama and no one cares. This is why the American people get so frustrated with the media. This is why Trump will win again in the midterms and in his reelection bid.”
“Here’s what I’m looking for, instead of this going on between liberals and conservatives, Republican and Democrats, what happened to when we were united against a common enemy?” Smerconish said in response.
His voice rising, the CNN host continued on: “This was terrorism. We were the victims of a terror strike and will the commander-in-chief on Monday hold accountable the presumed perpetrator of that terror strike?”
He then added this: “Stop all the liberal, conservative red state, blue state stuff. Our partisan differences used to end at the water’s edge.”
Smerconish later tweeted that he may have lost it on the air but “I’m just so F’in tired of a matter of national security being domestic political fodder.”
I may have lost it on air but I’m just so F’in tired of a matter of national security being domestic political fodder. Time to unite! https://t.co/NojmPaxRwJ
— Michael Smerconish (@smerconish) July 14, 2018
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