It takes an ugly combination of stupidity, Trump Derangement Syndrome, and racial hostility to come up with an assertion as outlandish as the one CNN’s April Ryan made this week. Ryan, who may simply be looking to take the focus off her hostility to the free press (as seen when her bodyguard forcibly removed a reporter from one of her speaking events), told a CNN panel that she not only believes that Trump actually suggested the possibility of nuking a hurricane (which already makes her an idiot), but that she knew exactly why he might want to do such a thing.
The unanimously anti-Trump panel on Monday’s New Day melted down at President Trump’s alleged far-fetched suggestion to use nuclear weapons to stop hurricanes headed towards the United States. While everyone on the panel laughed off at the idea, CNN political analyst April Ryan took it a step further by declaring that the desire to nuke hurricanes off the coast of Africa is motivated by racial animus.
Ryan addressed the reporting on President Trump’s supposed plan by describing how hurricanes “start forming off the coast of Africa, as they’re moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it.”
The CNN carnival barker then proceeded to suggest President Trump had a more sinister motive for wanting to use nuclear weapons off the coast of Africa: “He brought in Africa…As we were talking during break, he’s called Africa a sh**hole nation…And what part of Africa are you talking about? Sub-Saharan Africa, where there are mostly black people?”
Really, April? Really?
This is the kind of outlandish suggestion that could be expected to earn groans and eye-rolls even in a meeting of Democratic Socialists of America, and those people can’t hold a meeting without whining about personal pronouns! That it went mostly unchallenged on the CNN airwaves shows you just how far this once-respectable news organization has fallen.
Anyone who really believes that Trump seriously proposed hurling a nuclear bomb into a hurricane is already suffering from the advanced stages of TDS. He may have made a crack about that in one meeting or another. He may have even floated that possibility as a way to ferret out leakers in the meeting. But to believe that he really thinks that we can nuke a hurricane is to believe in fairy tales. To take it a step further and believe that he wanted to nuke a hurricane because it would give him an excuse to nuke black people?
That’s when you call the guys in the white coats.