CNN Segment Asks Whether Trump Is ‘Turning Liberals Into Conspiracy Theorists’
CNN’s Chris Cillizza spoke with Brianna Keilar this morning about a rise in what he deemed “conspiracy theories” on the left against President Trump and the GOP.
Cillizza wrote a piece for CNN.com yesterday along the same lines, and in it he lists four examples of such:
- There was no health care vote beer celebration
- Rape and sexual assault would not be pre-existing conditions
- The FCC is not really targeting Stephen Colbert
- The chief usher was not fired over a disagreement with the Trumps
(The Washington Examiner noted yesterday how someone at CNN debunking the “rape and sexual assault would not be pre-existing conditions” talking point was particularly noteworthy, given a CNN.com piece last week headlined “Rape and domestic violence could be pre-existing conditions.”)
Cillizza did note this morning that Trump himself has embraced quite a lot of conspiracy theories, but also argued that liberal dislike of the president is so high that they are “ready to believe anything” if it makes Trump and the GOP look bad.
And one of the chyrons that ran during the segment just straight-up asked if Trump is making liberals into conspiracy theorists:
Watch above, via CNN.
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