comScore Douglas Brinkley to Toobin: You’ve Been Dead Wrong About This Whole Election

‘You’ve Been Dead Wrong About This Whole Election!’: Historian Battles CNN’s Toobin

cnnThere was a bit of a fight on CNN tonight after Jeffrey Toobin lamented what America is in for with President Donald Trump.

Toobin said that Trump is a “tough guy who doesn’t care about opposition” and practically rolled his eyes when Brian Stelter wondered if we’re in for a Trump pivot soon.

Stelter, for his part, said, “This was one of the biggest media failures of our generation.” He argued that everyone in the media has soul-searching to do.

Historian Douglas Brinkley went on to say that the healing process should begin and it’s not helpful to be “bleak” and “nihilistic.”

Toobin pushed back and said it’s not nihilistic to talk about how much power Trump has now. Brinkley said it’s unfair to dismiss Trump as a “right-wing cartoon.”

And then he ended up telling Toobin, “You’ve been dead wrong about this whole election!… We need to give people a chance right now!”

Watch above, via CNN.

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