CNN reporters continued to battle President Donald Trump as they criticized him for a series of tweets this past weekend.
Anchor Ana Cabrera said that Trump “used his direct line to the American people to take cheap shots” at the late Sen. John McCain for trying to derail his run for the presidency when he issued the following tweet criticizing McCain for passing out the fake Russian dossier.
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted that he couldn’t understand how the GOP tolerates Trump’s attacks on fellow Republicans, McCain, Bushes and Romney without noting how critical they have been of Trump.
Been covering Trump for three years now. Will never quite understand how the GOP tolerates his attacks on McCain, Bushes and Romney. The GOP just shrugs its shoulders.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 16, 2019
Finally, there’s CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza, who called Trump’s tweets on Sunday “mind-boggling” for the range of issues he covered from the aforementioned topics to calling out GM for relocating factories and urging Fox News to reinstate host Jeannine Pirro who was apparently suspended by the network for her remarks last week about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
A graphic that played over and over on CNN on Monday morning showed all of Trump’s tweets, giving viewers the impression that the president was more concerned about venting his frustrations than commenting on the situation in New Zealand which he had previously done.