Over the past few days, and after Donald Trump's insane and illegal statements about banning Muslim travel into the United States, cable media news shows have been set ablaze with heated point-counter point segments. A morning screen moniker on MSNBC read " Trump's rhetoric makes waves overseas." International reaction is an item for another piece, let's check-in on three news segments from the past 24 hours, all thankfully captured and published via Mediaite.
SE CUPP Vs. Katrina Pierson (Texas Tea Party operative with a history of a brush with the law). The callousness and flippant demeanor of the bi-racial tea party talking head is both shameful and indicative of what I perceive as the typical Trump supporter.
“You know what? So what? They’re Muslim!”
As American as "Apple Pie?"
SE CUPP also sat for an earlier segment with CNN host John Berman and a panel with another Trump party official. During the discussion linked below Cupp stated:
“Most Republicans find what Donald Trump said to be repulsive,” she said. “It’s repulsive morally. It’s repulsive if you cherish the Constitution. It’s repulsive if you’re a good conservative. It’s repulsive if you like freedom of religion. It’s repulsive on so many levels.”
“Frankly, I don’t know how Trump surrogates like [Lou Gargiulo] can sleep at night peddling this unconstitutional, un-conservative and un-American garbage for a guy who — let’s face it — will never be president.
The following segment starts with a CNN reporter posing a question to a Trump supporter regarding Trump's proposals to ban Muslims from entry to the US. "I don't want em here," was a response. One wonders how Trumps supporters feel about these terrorists.
|Cliven Bundy militia taking aim at US Law enforcement officers|
The Trump horde and their leader have spoken out against home-grown white terrorists who the FBI have labelled the number one threat to our nation.
John Berman and panel
CNN's Ashleigh Banfield also battled with yet another Trump operative who has a history in the Reagan Administration: Jeffrey Lord.
"If you supplant the word Jew....?"
Lord's response to Banfield was nothing she of a "butt-pucker" with a severe congestion in his gray matter that lead to a non-sense answer. He challenged Banfield with a shallow response (that lacked foresight and intuition) about what he labelled questions about Jews perpetrating terror. The talking head should have known the host was backed up with data, probably garnered via research from CNN Staff. A competent pundit would have immediately recognized the question from Banfield was a 'landmine" waiting for a fumbling pundit. He did not, and walked right into his obvious 'butt-pucker."
This is what happens when one's boss has placed his campaign on a mantel along with white supremacists and bigots, and the pundit doesn't possess the competence to deal with the predicament from his boss's rhetoric.
Donald Trump is a US nightmare from which the nation must awaken and kills the bad dream.
....AND THE BAND PLAYS ON.... with a rendition of "YOUR GOP."