When Democrats in general, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in particular, have a meltdown over something you said or did, you are doing something right. That’s exactly how both responded after former President Donald Trump’s triumphant CNN town hall.
AOC ranted that the network positioned a victim “to be targeted and attacked” by inviting the former president to appear Wednesday.
She declared the network should be “ashamed” and that people were “sounding the alarm” about CNN’s gall to invite a political candidate to speak.
Amazingly, Ocasio-Cortez described allowing Trump airtime as “dangerous” and something that “cannot be normalized.”
The crowds reaction off camera after the CNN Town Hall is what CNN and the corporate woke media don’t want you to see. The American people love and believe in President Trump, not them pic.twitter.com/80awRD0XRM
— • ᗰISᑕᕼIᗴᖴ ™ • (@4Mischief) May 11, 2023
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough categorized CNN’s town hall spectacle as “disgraceful on every level.” Apparently, it is perfectly acceptable to have audiences fawn over President Joe Biden or former President Barack Obama, but Trump supporters must be silenced.
Former CNN host Brian Stelter called it “shocking” to see the audience “lapping it up.” In true hysterical and liberal fashion, he said the event “was as chilling as anything I’ve seen on television since January the 6th.”
The Bulwark writer Tim Miller decried the network’s programming as lifting up “a political leader who has probably glorified violence against our American institutions.”
Trump did what Trump does, no more and no less. He called into question the 2020 presidential election results, defended his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol incident, and asserted that Jean Carroll’s suit against him was nothing more than a volley in the 2024 election race.
The former president was asked by host Kaitlan Collins in the New Hampshire event about his abortion views. The Republican declared the Supreme Court’s striking down Roe v. Wade last year “a great victory.”
And candidly, he noted that the ruling “was an incredible thing for pro-life because it gave pro-life something to negotiate with.”
In other words, under a second Trump presidency, pro-life political forces would be able in the new landscape to bargain from a position of power on abortion issues. The former president also reiterated his stance supporting “exceptions” to outright abortion bans.
But no matter how reasoned his responses were, it was not enough to convince the left that his voice should not be silenced. Without question, 2024 will be an interesting year.