Yikes! Lefty reporters and hosts went nuts over the last few weeks as they attacked Donald Trump as the “worst president in history” whose anti-pandemic efforts have left him with “rivers of blood on his hands.”
Liberal journalists also distorted Trump’s patriotic speech at Mount Rushmore (that “grandiose symbol of U.S. imperialism”) as an attempt “to weaponize the anger and resentment of some white Americans for his own political gain.”
The following is a top 16 countdown of the most vicious anti-Trump attacks from the ultra-left media over the last few weeks:
16. President Gets an “F”
Host Wolf Blitzer: “How badly is he [Donald Trump] failing right now in dealing with this spiraling crisis?
Correspondent Nia-Malika Henderson: “He’s doing terribly. I mean, the President gets an ‘F’ in terms of the handling of this global pandemic.”
— CNN’s The Situation Room, July 14.
15. Like “George Wallace,” Trump Pursuing Voters Who Think Wrong Team Won the Civil War
“An ad by the Republican group, the Lincoln Project, compared Donald Trump to former Alabama governor and veteran segregationist George Wallace back in the 1960s. Indeed, any look through the archives proves to you there are echoes, similarities between what we’re hearing now and what we heard from Wallace back then….What demographic is the President chasing here? Are we suddenly producing, by percentage, more people who feel the wrong team won in the Civil War?”
— Host Brian Williams on MSNBC’s The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, July 10.
14. Lizza’s Ludicrous Inquiry
“Does President Trump believe that it was a good thing that the South lost the Civil War?”
— The New Yorker correspondent Ryan Lizza to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany at White House press briefing, June 29.
13. President Painting “Dark Picture” of the Country
“Back-to-back Independence Day weekend addresses where the President made no attempt to unify Americans. Instead, delivering an us-versus-them message, painting a dark picture of the country.”
— White House correspondent Peter Alexander on NBC’s Today, July 6.
12. President Joe McCarthy
“This July 4th, Donald Trump is showing us how Joe McCarthy would have acted if he had become President....Here you have a President of the United States on July 4th, in the middle of a ceremony on the National Mall, TV cameras around the world using the opportunity to divide our nation, to call his opponents radicals, and good for nothing anarchists and the like. This is appalling.”
— CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley during coverage of President Donald Trump’s White House remarks, July 4.
11. Happy Independence Day From CNN
“President Trump will be at Mount Rushmore, where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans; we’re told that he’ll be focusing on the effort to, quote, tear down our country’s history.”
— Correspondent Leyla Santiago during CNN live coverage on July 3.
10. Distorting Mount Rushmore Speech as Screed That Was “Amplifying Racism”
“Although amplifying racism and stoking culture wars have been mainstays of Trump’s public identity for decades, they have been particularly pronounced this summer as the President has reacted to the national reckoning over systemic discrimination by seeking to weaponize the anger and resentment of some white Americans for his own political gain.”
— Reporters Robert Costa and Philip Rucker in Washington Post front-page story, July 4.
9. Mount Rushmore = “Grandiose Symbol of U.S. Imperialism”
“Donald Trump chose the most grandiose symbol of U.S. imperialism on Earth to usher in a very on-brand, star-spangled spectacle, complete with fireworks and military flyovers. It was Trump’s predictable way of throwing red meat to his base — the cult-like following he so desperately needs at the ballot box as he tanks in the polls. But let’s talk some truth here. Mount Rushmore isn’t exactly the innocent ode to our Founding Fathers as described in our textbooks. And it’s high time we disrupt that false narrative that far too many people believe.”
— Substitute host Tiffany Cross on MSNBC’s AM Joy, July 4.
8. “Reaganesque” Biden Set to Beat “Loser” Trump
“Yet Biden, between the combination of the family message and the message about buying American and bringing American jobs back, Biden is defining himself, very Reaganesque….I think he is pitch perfect for what we need now, comfort, solidness, and he is just playing on point. And once again….you contrast what Trump’s doing, what Biden’s doing. One feels like a desperate loser. One feels like, actually, the already-incumbent winner.”
— Former MSNBC host Donny Deutsch discussing Joe Biden political ad as aired on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, July 10.
7. Arrest Trump On Kidnapping Charges!
“Hurricane Maria hit in the fall of 2017, exposing the Trump administration’s callousness and incompetence and indifference, and then in the spring of 2018, we started to get word that the administration was systematically, essentially, kidnapping children seeking asylum in the U.S.”
— Host Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s All In, July 9.
6. Trump the Kid Torturer
“In the case of separations, you had 5,400 plus kids who are permanently traumatized, tortured systematically by the U.S. government, in the words of Physicians for Human Rights.”
— Correspondent Jacob Soboroff on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, July 9.
5. Trump Is Coming For Your Kids
“now he wants to kill your kids”
— July 8 tweet by Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin about President Donald Trump’s desire to re-open schools in the fall.
4. President Has “Lit the Country on Fire”
“I’m talking about the President now, who doesn’t know what he’s doing, who is not honest and who cares about no one else other than himself. If you look at the results in the United States as compared to other countries, which also had a terrible problem, but then have crushed the virus, there’s no other conclusion you can reach but that the incompetence of the Trump White House has lit the country on fire….He had his economic adviser on the television show yesterday saying well, ‘it’s the Chinese communists who have done this to us.’ It is madness.”
— Correspondent John Harwood on CNN’s New Day, July 13.
3. Trump Doesn’t Care About the Dead
“More than 136,000 of our brothers and sisters, our moms and dads, grandparents and friends are dead. The President did briefly mention them but only to boast about how many more people would have died had it not been for his actions. He calls it leadership but to call it that would be misleading. The largest single peacetime loss of life in this country since the 1918 influenza pandemic and no end in sight and today, the President was taking another victory lap, yet again. The graves are still fresh but this President ignores them.”
— Anchor Anderson Cooper on President Donald Trump’s Rose Garden address, as aired on CNN’s AC360, July 14.
2. Trump = “The Worst President In American History”
“He’s [Donald Trump] been an abomination. Anything he could do to help the country has gone by the wayside. He’s denied science. He was slow to react for two months, he refuses to wear a mask. He holds rallies in Arizona and Oklahoma that put people at risk....We’re now looking at the worst President in American history dealing with one of our worst crises, and it’s frightening...Trump shows zero empathy. He has an empathy deficit disorder.”
— CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley on CNN Newsroom, June 25.
1. “Rivers of Blood On His Hands”
“He’s [Donald Trump] a public health menace, and he has rivers of blood on his hands because of what he and these Republican governors have done.”
— Jonathan Alter on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, June 26, talking about the President’s response to coronavirus.
GOP = The Apartheid Party of America
“The Republican Party is sort of morphing into the National Party in South Africa in the 1980s, it’s ‘we’ll defend white America’s privileges, but you have to be really afraid that the black people are coming for you, so you have to stick with us and stay with the team.’ It’s a strategy.”
— Host Joy Reid on MSNBC’s AM Joy, July 11.
Time to Cancel Superheroes
“Legal procedurals and shoot-em-up action movies have long presented a skewed perception of the justice system in America, in which the police are almost always positioned as the good guys....Parents are protesting benevolent portrayals of canine cops in the children’s television show Paw Patrol....And yet what are superheroes except cops with capes who enact justice with their powers?....What’s more, given that the creators and stars of these movies have historically been white men, it’s hardly surprising that so few reckon with issues of systemic racism — let alone sexism, homophobia, transphobia and other forms of bigotry embedded in the justice system or the inherent biases these superheroes might carry with them as they patrol the streets, or the universe.”
— Time magazine staff writer Eliana Dockterman in June 29 article.