When President Trump went after the Fake News Media at the launch of his reelection campaign in Orlando, Fla., yesterday, CNN decided to cut away. Apparently, the network was “triggered” by his criticism and needed a “safe space.”
“If we have about three or four empty seats, the fake news will say headlines: ‘He didn’t fill the arena!’ So I said maybe we shouldn’t take a chance. Maybe we shouldn’t go to Orlando. No, I said, we’ll go to Orlando. And not only did we fill it up, but we had 120.000 requests. That means new folks,” Trump said.
He then proceeded to thank Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump.
After that, however, Trump directed his ire once again at the media. He pointed at the journalists covering the event, while saying that the 2016 election was a “defining” moment in the country’s history. “Ask them,” he said while pointing at the media representatives.
The crowd responded with boos and jeers. “CNN sucks, CNN sucks,” they chanted. “CNN sucks, CNN sucks, CNN sucks, CNN sucks!” Trump walked around, smiling. “By the way, that is a lot of fake news back there, that’s a lot!” he said. The crowd cheered. They loved it.
“You know what I say? The amount of press we have tonight reminds me of the Academy Awards before it went political and their ratings went down the tubes,” he added.
And that’s when CNN showed its pathetic real face. They cut him off and stopped covering the launch. Instead, the news anchor claimed that Trump had only spoken for six minutes at that point, of which four were spent deriding the media.
You’d laugh if it wasn’t so sad.
The good news? By doing this, CNN actually proves Trump’s point. As Raheem Kassam puts it on Twitter:
Do they make them any more stupid than at CNN? These people are clowns. Small wonder the network’s ratings are so incredibly low.
Watch the moment CNN cuts away from the campaign launch: