CNN’s Chris Cillizza is not happy with what President Trump recently said about Democrat Senator Mark Warner.
Here’s the context…
Warner, during an exchange at his home, jokingly claimed to have insider information on the ongoing investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Per the Hill:
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Friday said people should expect a “a wild couple of months” ahead in the Russia investigation.
While hosting a dinner for more than a 100 people at his house on Friday night, the Virginia Democrat joked before the crowd: “If you get me one more glass of wine, I’ll tell you stuff only Bob Mueller and I know.”
President Trump took to social media and questioned the authenticity of the joke: If Warner does have access to the information, then would that be “highly illegal,” Trump asked in a tweet.
He said: “Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state, claiming he has information that only he and Bob Mueller, the leader of the 13 Angry Democrats on a Witch Hunt, knows? Isn’t this highly illegal. Is it being investigated?”
CNN’s Chris Cillizza chimed in and criticized Trump for saying that Warner was in a “drunken state.”
“Suggesting a US Senator is drunk. Just when you thought this couldn’t go lower,” Cillizza responded in a tweet.
Suggesting a US Senator is drunk. Just when you thought this couldn’t go lower. https://t.co/Ny68cyZBmU
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 25, 2018
The comment was not a big deal to some people who replied to the CNN journalist:
He’s just saying what is the truth senator Warner had one too many. Hard to believe they call CNN news Anymore.
— authorcalan (@authorcalan) June 26, 2018
Guess you missed the part where Warner was DRINKING & said: Give me another drink or two & I’ll tell you some secrets. huh? Your #TDS is showing Chris; give it a break!
— gardenofthegodsن (@gardenofthegods) June 26, 2018
(TDS = Trump Derangement Syndrome)
Haha!!! This is what the DEMS call low? My God…what are they saying about themselves, because the lefties have sunk below low.
— Lillie Snow (@samfoof) June 26, 2018
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch also responded to Cillizza’s tweet and said former President Obama said much worse.
“I’m old enough to remember when the previous president called average Americans a sexual slur simply because they expressed dissent,” she tweeted.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 26, 2018
She accompanied the comment with a link to when Obama previously called those in the Tea Party movement, “tea baggers.” The term has sexual connotations.
Check it out, as the Atlantic reported in 2010:
Writing in ABC’s “Political Punch,” Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper reports that despite his campaign promise of a post-partisan era, even Barack Obama isn’t above occasional name-calling. Reading through Jonathan Alter’s new book on President Obama’s first year, “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” Tapper comes across a November 30, 2009 interview in which Obama declared that the unanimous vote of House Republicans against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year … That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.” Obama’s use of the term “tea-bagger,” often deployed mockingly by news outlets, surprises Tapper. “Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations,” he reports.
Naturally, conservative pundits are irate. “Really. How many more selective civility police lectures can we take from this vulgarity-clogged White House?” writes Michelle Malkin. “Obama may be the most thin-skinned President we’ve ever had.