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Earlier this month and last year, CNN Editor-at-Large Chris Cillizza has written two analyses: one on the nine “unpresidential” things President Donald Trump has tweeted, and another the 38 “bizarre” lines from Trump’s news conference.

However, Dana Bash was silent when Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke used foul language on her show, State of the Union..

Within Cillizza’s article criticizing Trump’s tweets or “bizarre lines” he goes on to cite a tweet like, “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption, and chaos within the US then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America.”

After Cillizza quoted a Trump tweet he put the tweet into context for readers for better understanding and then analyzed and scored Trump’s “unpresidential rating.”

Last weekend, O’Rourke, who has made his presidential campaign purpose to run on raw anger and divisive new stance on gun control” took to CNN, saying, “A hundred killed daily in the United States of America. We’re averaging about 300 mass shootings a year. No other country comes close. So yes, this is f***ed up.”

CNN did not comment on how “unpresidential” or “bizarre” O’Rourke’s language was during this appearance on CNN or after the fact, they also wrote an article outlining the context of his statement, but failed to provide any further commentary on his foul language.




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