The National Pulse

CNN Hits New Low: Refuses to Air Trump Wishing Boris Johnson Speedy Recovery

CNN has hit a new low.

The network refused to cover President Trump’s press conference, again, while the leader of the free world wishes allied leader Boris Johnson a speedy recovery after the latter was put in the intensive care unit suffering with the coronavirus.

Instead, CNN played pre-packaged clips and interviewed its own staff via Skype while the President spoke of the latest U.S. statistics, plans, and offered his best wishes to Prime Minister Johnson.

The only other networks not carrying the press briefing were CNBC, which understandably was taking news about the market movements, and Russia Today – a foreign propaganda network.

Surely CNN has decided for itself that it wants all the respect of the latter.

But it didn’t end there.

CNN’s White House Correspondent Jim Acosta wasn’t even in the room for the briefing, instead appearing on CNN from outside the White House while the president was speaking.

Acosta is often the first to demand a question, and complain when he is not afforded endless time to quiz the President.

The question must be asked of the White House Correspondents Association and the White House Communications Team: if CNN isn’t going to carry the press conferences, and Acosta isn’t going to take his seat – shouldn’t it be given to a news network interested in reporting the news?

Raheem Kassam

Raheem Kassam is the Editor-in-Chief of the National Pulse, and former senior advisor to Brexit leader Nigel Farage. Kassam is the best-selling author of 'No Go Zones' and 'Enoch Was Right', a co-host at the War Room: Impeachment podcast, a Lincoln fellow at the Claremont Institute, and a fellow at the Bow Group think tank. Kassam is an academic advisory board member at the Institut des Sciences Sociales, Economiques et Politiques in Lyon, France. He resides in Washington, D.C.