CNN’s Paris Dennard Calls Chelsea Clinton ‘Rude’ For Encouraging Anti-Trump Protests in the UK
CNN commentator Paris Dennard had some sharp criticisms for Chelsea Clinton for her recent attacks aimed at President Trump.
During an interview with The Guardian, the former First Daughter said the following about the president’s upcoming visit to the UK:
“If I lived in Britain, I would show up to protest, because I don’t agree with what he’s doing to degrade what it means to be an American.”
While Lt. General Mark Hertling (Ret.) can “understand her sentiment” due to how “embarrassing” the president interacts with other nations, Dennard, who had served on Trump’s advisory board, felt very differently.
“Chelsea Clinton can say whatever she wants, it’s a free country, but I think that her comments… were inappropriate and rude,” Dennard told CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin. “I don’t think she would have wanted anybody to say something like that about her father, who is a former president, or about her mother who tried to be president several times over. So I just don’t think that she is actually being fair and would really want that to be done to members of her own family. It’s unfortunate that she, as an American who reaps the benefits of being an American, would call on others outside of our country to protest and to do something so disrespectful to the leader of the free world, especially on a diplomatic mission going overseas. So it’s just unfortunate, but I’m not surprised.”
Hertling responded that the protests could be “in reaction” to Trump’s “disrespecting” of the people of London and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, but Dennard pushed back saying the UK wouldn’t have invited the president to come if they felt so “disrespected.”
“The president is doing a wonderful job internationally and he deserves to have that respect given to him like she would have asked for her mother or her father,” Dennard added.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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