Discuss kicking folks on their approach, actually, out the door . . .
CNN’s nasty little parting present for members of President Trump’s White Home employees was to recommend they may be thieves. On this morning’s New Day, as footage rolled of an aide carrying a Lincoln bust out the door, co-host Alisyn Camerota fretted, “I hope they are not absconding with the bust. I hope that was theirs.”
And when the video confirmed the spouse of Chief of Workers Mark Meadows carrying a stuffed pheasant to a car, Camerota sniffed, “I do not know the place she received [it].”
CNN political analyst Errol Louis put a nasty coda to the dialogue, snidely fretting, “actually one does hope that they are not looting the place.”
Query: does anybody bear in mind CNN being this involved about looting throughout the 2020 riots, when property was really being stolen?
Somebody wanted a “reality examine” by Daniel Dale. Yashar Ali, a journalist and former Gavin Newsom aide, tweeted here and here concerning the gadgets being carried out, undermining CNN’s insinuation that they had been being stolen:
“Stuff lent to the White Home by varied museums managed by the federal authorities all the time will get returned on the finish of a time period like this. The Bidens will choose their favourite issues to simply accept on mortgage from museums and people gadgets shall be put in earlier than they arrive.
“Additionally, we do not even know which bust that is. There are many items that are not significantly priceless and do not require extreme dealing with practices. The White Home curator oversees a set of 60k+ gadgets. I am going to additionally observe, curators work for a number of administrations.”
Notice: the section kicked off with co-host John Berman mentioning that President Trump, reasonably than “sulking again to Mar-a-Lago,” desires “desires a going-away occasion [with] loud, cheering folks on the South Garden.”
In response, Camerota, who was apparently in a very nasty temper this morning, sneered:
“Oh, oh yeah. I imply, there shall be a loud, cheering crowd when he leaves: the 80 million individuals who voted for Joe Biden.”
This is the transcript.
6:36 am ET
JOHN BERMAN: The president had deliberate on leaving Washington January nineteenth, sulking again to Mar-a-Lago to not be there for the inauguration. Now he desires to attend till the morning of the twentieth, and he desires a going-away occasion. He desires loud, cheering folks on the South Garden.
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ALISYN CAMEROTA: Oh, oh yeah. I imply, there shall be a loud, cheering crowd when he leaves, Errol: the 80 million individuals who voted for Joe Biden
However it’s so attention-grabbing to look at what the president, desires versus what the folks round him are having to do, which is transfer out. And we now have some photos of them, as an example, taking a Lincoln bust out of the White Home to the ready automotive. Oh, there’s video, really. Okay, so that they’re — I hope — I hope they are not absconding with the bust. I hope that was theirs, after they introduced it in there.
However this is an attention-grabbing one. That is Mark Meadow’s spouse, Debbie Meadow’s, she’s taking a taxidermied pheasant to her automotive. Let me present you that.
BERMAN: Are you suggesting it ought to be a stay pheasant?
CAMEROTA: I do not know what I am suggesting.
BERMAN: [inaudible] being stuffed?!
CAMEROTA: I do not even know what. I do not know the place she received the taxidermied pheasant. However I feel it is simply attention-grabbing that that is what everyone across the president is doing, Errol.
BERMAN: It isn’t over until the president leaves, as they are saying.
ERROL LOUIS: Effectively, it clearly is over. And actually one does hope that they are not looting the place.