CNN’s Smerconish: ‘Fox News Being Able to Endlessly Play’ Tlaib Video Is ‘Great’ for Trump

CNN’s Michael Smerconish this morning said that President Donald Trump will clearly end up benefitting as a result of the coverage of freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib‘s impeachment comments.

Tlaib, you’ve probably heard by now, talked at an event this week about how Democrats are going to “impeach the motherfucker.” Republicans, especially the President, condemned her remarks, but she was also criticized by some fellow Democrats saying her rhetoric was unhelpful. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she doesn’t like the language, but she defended Tlaib and said her comments are no worse than Trump’s.

Smerconish said this whole thing “speaks volumes” about the state of the Democratic party and how “they don’t want the perception of division.”

He predicted that Tlaib will receive plenty of donations and a much bigger public profile as a result of her comments, but that the President will also get some good out of this:

“Fox News being able to endlessly play a clip of a female Muslim Democrat calling Trump an MFer? That’s great for him. The same way that if impeachment comes before Mueller, it’ll also help Trump more than hurt him.”

You can watch above, via CNN.

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