Lying Trump Attorney Wants Apology From CNN And Host Brian Stelter for ‘Sexist’ Interview
President Donald Trump’s campaign is crying foul after an interview between CNN’s Brian Stelter and Trump legal adviser Jenna Ellis, turned combative Sunday.
The Trump campaign characterized the Reliable Sources interview as “sexist” and “demeaning” in reference to comments from Stelter to Ellis that “someday you’re going to regret this when your kids and grandkids look back at this time and you use slurs to hurt news outlets.” This was following Ellis’s comments about the “fake news media.” We’ve included the fiery exchange below.
After that, the two were off and running and the situation turned fiery, Mediaite reports, after Stelter asked Ellis about the cease and desist letter sent to CNN last week by the campaign. This was in regards to a poll conducted by CNN that shows former Vice President Joe Biden ahead of Trump by as much as 14 points. Stelter asked her about the legal claim and that’s when Ellis went mercurial.
“The only reason CNN published this is because it’s junk science,” she said, subsequently calling out CNN for it’s “activism” and “fake news.”
“Your comment about polling and industry standards is totally false,” Stelter said in response. “It’s important to interrupt when you share fake information.”
Then the interview went decidedly sideways, with Ellis skirting a question about Trump’s tweet that called out Comcast and MSNBC by saying she and Stelter had agreed beforehand to only stick to “certain topics.”
Ellis continued the fight after the interview concluded, taking to Twitter by posting a poll that showed Trump and Biden tied statistically in Arkansas. Trump won that state by 27 percent during his run against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Not content with that poll, Ellis deleted the tweet and posted a poll more flattering towards Trump.
Not content with that, Trump campaign deputy communications director Ali Pardo slammed Stelter and CNN in a statement.
“This kind of on-air meltdown and lashing-out is completely unprofessional, yet it’s what we’ve come to expect from the leftists who hate President Trump,” she said. “It would be great if so-called journalists would refrain from personal attacks and putting words in the mouths of children and grandchildren of strong, smart, and independent women.”
Trump campaign releases statement on @brianstelter's "offensive CNN meltdown": “This kind of on-air meltdown and lashing out is completely unprofessional, yet it’s what we've come to expect from the leftists who hate President Trump." pic.twitter.com/ptjIpAfSET
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 15, 2020
But Pardo has reached a new level of hypocrisy here. Her boss often harasses women and is facing rape allegations. So who’s really the sexist here? And who among us doesn’t remember the infamous Access Hollywood video, which caused a media firestorm in 2016?
But this is lost on Pardo, who seems to be out for blood.
“We condemn Brian Stelter’s behavior and call on CNN and Stelter to apologize,” she wrote in conclusion.
I can’t help but think Trump should apologize. For separating immigrant children from their families, leaving them to suffer in detention centers that are little more than concentration camps. For supporting white supremacists. For sexually harassing and demeaning women. There are so many things he should apologize for, the list is nearly endless.
“You understand that someday you’re gonna regret this, right?” — Brian Stelter to Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis pic.twitter.com/IRcKke3Qqu
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 14, 2020