So first, the narrative was that Trump was an unpatriotic coward for refusing to visit the troops during the Christmas season. Then when that was ruined, the media turned to saying how Trump telegraphed the visit by staying off Twitter for too long and social media caught on and it was all one big OpSec disaster. Then when that silliness failed to catch hold, CNN went as far as to start attacking our warriors in Iraq, claiming that they were violating military regulations by…you know, being excited to meet President Trump!
In a segment on Wednesday night, CNN Chief Clown In Charge Jim Acosta led a panel discussion about Trump’s visit to Iraq. It wasn’t long, of course, until CNN’s crack team of experts found new and inventive ways to criticize the commander-in-chief (and, incidentally, those who serve our nation in a war zone).
“Is that unusual?” Acosta asked of the images showing Trump sign Make America Great Again and Trump 2020 hats for soldiers. “To see the president doing that on base? Does this run the risk of the President, you know, facing some accusations that he’s turning some of this into a campaign stop? What do you think?”
Not at all, Jim. Oh, and you’re an idiot.
Unfortunately, we weren’t on the panel.
Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr was, however, and she told Acosta that while early reports had the troops bringing their own personal Trump merchandise for the president to sign, she was skeptical.
“We will have to see if that actually proves to be the case. The question is, if they brought them or if the President brought them; what commander allowed that to really happen,” Starr said. “Because this is very much against military policy and regulation. Troops are not supposed to be involved in political activities. The U.S. military is not a political force. And there’s no question, the saying ‘Trump 2020’ and ‘Make America Great Again,’ those are political slogans of a Trump campaign they are not governmental sayings, to say the least.”
Well, we’re pretty sure if the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Military says it’s okay, then, well, it’s okay. But what do we know, we’re not CNN “experts.”
Former Obama administration lackey John Kirby took the ball at that point and went even further into the stratosphere, hinting that these troops could get in trouble for their behavior.
“It is, in fact, a campaign slogan, that is a campaign item, and it’s completely inappropriate for the troops to do this,” Kirby whined. “Not supposed to do this. And I’m sure their boss is seeing that. They’re not going to be happy about it.”
Well, yeah, their boss was right there signing the merchandise, you moron.
CNN has officialy sunk to the new low of bashing the troops in order to make sure that Trump is the Always Enemy. Gosh, what’s next? Puppy dogs? Disabled nuns? If you support Trump, you’re on CNN’s hitlist, no matter who you are.
What a miserable excuse for a news network.