The “Very Fake News,” as Trump likes to call CNN, is at it again. This time, they’re claiming Donald Trump is in a deep, dark psychological distress after his impeachment acquittal.
To which we can only say one thing: They wish!
The President isn’t in distress. He’s celebrating. Our system worked as it should. And justice was served. Thus, Trump put yet another Democrat scheme to rest. Still, CNN’s John Harwood thinks he is equipped to evaluate the President’s mental state.
Fox News explains:
Appearing on a panel after Trump’s post-acquittal speech wrapped up, Harwood called the event a “disturbing tableau for the country.”
“It was dark because he’s made clear that his mind is dark. This is somebody in deep psychological distress right now. Self-pitying, insecure, angry,” Harwood told the panel. “He doesn’t accept abstract concepts like right or wrong, like morality or immorality, like true or false. He recognizes what is good for him in the moment.”
Harwood also ripped the Republican Party for being “reduced to sitting there applauding this rambling, disordered set of remarks.”
CNN’s @JohnJHarwood on Trump’s post-acquittal press conference: “It was dark because he’s made clear that his mind is dark. This is somebody in deep psychological distress right now. Self-pitying, insecure, angry.” pic.twitter.com/ilLjceChBr
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Reporting from outside the White House later that evening, Harwood knocked what he described as Trump’s “rambling soliloquy.”
“The president’s mood is distressed, he’s wounded, he’s angry and he’s lashing out,” Harwood told CNN anchor Erin Burnett. “President Trump thinks he himself is the victim here, and so he’s lashing out.”
It’s funny how leftists want to say Trump is “playing the victim” because in reality, he is a victim. He’s the victim of an attempted coup. And he’s the victim of a phony Russian investigation accusing him of collusion. He’s the victim of Mueller’s thirty million dollar report. Trump is also the victim of the impeachment inquiry. And last, but certainly not least, Trump is the victim of a ridiculous witch hunt aimed at tarnishing his victory. But despite every attempt the left made to victimize Donald Trump, he repeatedly squashes them. And that’s the real problem here.
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But Trump isn’t dwelling on his victimization.
All he did was take a moment to acknowledge his vindication.
Those are two decidedly different stances.
Fox News notes:
Greeted by thunderous applause and a standing ovation by his supporters, the president declared “we went through hell” but described the moment as a “celebration” — while maintaining as he did throughout the impeachment inquiry and trial that he “did nothing wrong.”
And on a day when he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were trading shots in deeply personal terms, Trump turned fire on those who prosecuted the case and other investigations against him. He called Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff “horrible” and “vicious” people.
“It was evil, it was corrupt, it was dirty cops, and it was leakers and liars. This should never, ever happen to another president, ever,” Trump said. “It was a disgrace.”
He detailed the timeline of investigations, remarking of the Russia probe: “It was all bulls—.”
And as he did earlier Thursday at a prayer breakfast, Trump brandished a copy of the day’s Washington Post with a blaring headline: “Trump acquitted.”
“We can take that home, honey. Maybe we’ll frame it,” he joked to first lady Melania Trump, saying that it was the “best” headline he’s ever received from the outlet.
None of that sounds like a deeply distressed man. It more sounds like a guy who’s just excited that he beat the liberals at their own game.
Of course, now they even tried to make Trump sound like the anti-Christ.
According to Fox:
“By all signs, Donald Trump doesn’t understand faith, he does not seem to be a person of faith,” Harwood said. “He does not recognize the values that faith teaches us, distinctions between right and wrong. And so for him, this is a primal reaction to people who have hurt him and he wants to hurt them. He made that clear.”
He added: “What is alarming about it… Republicans in his audience today were laughing and cheering along with him.” He later slammed the GOP for not “restraining” the president.
CNN raised eyebrows last month when the network announced it had hired Harwood to be its White House correspondent. Harwood, who previously exited CNBC, was widely known for his overly-hostile moderating during a GOP primary debate in 2015.
Earlier this week, Hardwood faced backlash for claiming 25 senators who voted against hearing witnesses during Trump’s impeachment trial represent “states of the Confederacy during the Civil War.”
It sounds like, to me, that Harwood found the perfect place to work. CNN doesn’t require truth, integrity, or even a fair amount of whit. The only qualification he needed was a dislike of the president. Lucky for us, Harwood has #FourMoreYears to flex his hatred. And Trump will spend four more years making CNN irrelevant.