CNN hack Chris Cuomo took the time during the Tuesday evening broadcast of Cuomo Prime Time to argue that Trump deserved the atrocious media treatment of him over the past four years. During the latter half of the show, the partisan anchor brought on former ABC News host Sam Donaldson, who endorsed several Democrats in 2020, to praise the left-wing press: “But the men and the women that had to deal with Donald J. Trump, they had something as unprecedented in our history. I complement each and every one of them.”
It is hard to imagine that anything Donald Trump could have done warranted the war the partisan media has waged on him. It does not warrant the litany of false and misleading narratives that they made up about the President, or covering up the good things the President did while in office?
Given the deluge of negative news, partisan attacks, blatant opinions, and failure to report on the news, it is not difficult to see why Trump’s attacks on the media were able to stick so well. Maybe if CNN and the leftist media had actually done their jobs the past few years the attacks wouldn’t have.
This was, of course, ignored by Donaldson, who instead excused such behavior:
““The way that men and women have done for the past four years, increasingly towards the end of the Trump era. And that is to call a lie a lie. Ask why he lies and ask him to explain it and to be very aggressive. I was once known as aggressive; I was a pussy cat. And I could be because the Presidents that I covered were gentlemen. They never said, at least to my face, I should be fired or a disgrace to the networks.”
There was no mention of what Trump’s actual offense was, other than he wasn’t a “gentleman”. The former host did not stop there, but further encouraged the Republican Party to completely remove the President from the party: “Now this Republican Party can reconstitute itself. I hope it is, because we need two strong parties. The first thing it needs to do is cut ties with Donald J. Trump.”
Not once during the tirade did Cuomo step in and ask for details, evidence, or even actual news.
Regardless of Trump’s attacks against the media, nothing excuses the complete abandonment of their job to honest and unbiasedly reporting of the news.
A transcript of the December 1st Coverage is included below:
Cuomo Prime Time
9:46 PM ET
CHRIS CUOMO: Breaking news out of the White House. Outgoing President Trump just held a Christmas reception during COVID. He doesn’t care. Many attendees not wearing masks. That will be his legacy, some were actually coughing, reportedly. That is not even the headline. That’s who he is. Now what matters, Trump delivered this line to his guests. "It has been an amazing four years." We are trying to do another four years. That’s the ‘sabotage the election’ con. Otherwise, I will see you in four years. Now that is very important. Because even if its hyperbolic. Even if it is a tease, it gives you a window into why these reTrumplicans are so afraid to say anything about his con that we all know is actually that it is. What do we do about it? Legendary former ABC news anchor, Sam Donaldson. How are you doing?
SAM DONALDSON [Former ABC News Anchor]: Fine, as far as I know. A smart alec way would be to say in 14 days we will know. But as far as I know I am okay.
CUOMO: Good! I’ll take it. What are we to do after an unprecedented period of perfidy by people in the party where they sat silent. How do you cover that going forward?
DONALDSON: The way that men and women have done for the past four years, increasingly towards the end of the Trump era. And that is to call a lie a lie. Ask why he lies and ask him to explain it and to be very aggressive. I was once known as aggressive; I was a pussy cat. And I could be because the Presidents that I covered were gentlemen. They never said at least to my face I should be fired or a disgrace to the networks. They may have thought it but they didn’t said it. We both side, the press and the President knew what our roles were. But the men and the women that had to deal with Donald J. Trump, they had something as unprecedented in our history. I complement each and every one of them. So, give it to him and give it to his enablers. They’ve got to come to the lord if this party, the Republican party will be reconstituted, and I hope it will be.
CUOMO: When you hear the line from him tonight, I will see you in four years. Doesn’t that mean we are just going to be mired in competition?
DONALDSON: No, we can’t be. And first of all, I don't think he will be back. He will be back in talking about the lie that he was cheated out of it. He may say I am going to run again. But don't you think that Tom Cotton, don’t you think that Senator Hawley, don’t you think that Marco Rubio. Don’t you think that all of those young men of the party are going to say oh, yes. We will wait. No, no. Now this Republican party can reconstitute itself. I hope it is, because we need two strong parties. The first thing it needs to do is cut ties with Donald J. Trump. That will be difficult because the Republican base is his base though it has to be done delicately. But you got to keep the man away from any influence from the standpoint of reconstituting your party. Which should go back to its principles. Fiscal integrity. Yes, the Republicans were very anxious to make sure we didn’t spend too much money. Particularly on the safety net unfortunately. They made deals with the Democrats. The Democrats made deals with them. And when Jimmy Carter left office we had less than $1 trillion of national debt. Now what do you think has happened since? Both parties, but principally the Republican party, have cut the taxes in power, and the tooth fairy is not available to pay for it. You want highways, bridges, air system and defense, you and I have to pay for it. It is called taxation. The Republican party that have fallen along the way., they are not interested in fiscal integrity. They are interested in wealth, money for the rich.
CUOMO: But Sam, don't you see McConnell is going so slow right now? Don’t you see McConnell in his slow walking no wanting to do the relief? Isn't that just a nod to not doing anything the boss does not tell him to?
DONALDSON: I don’t think so. I think McConnell is playing a very interesting game called Georgia. Called let's get those two Republican senators back. If I don't get both back, I am no longer the majority leader. That is one of the reasons he is not calling out Trump. He is not even thinking formally that Trump is not the President-Elect. The same thing goes for the stimulus. You would think McConnell would say having a stimulus bill amounting to something, maybe people in Georgia would be saying that Trump administration is not too bad. I should support those two Senators. That might be my tactic but nobody is asking.