In what is surely a new low for CNN, Carmen Aristegui, (CNN Espanol) compared President Trump to Adolf Hitler. And received no censure. As the “media war” escalates between Trump and the MSM, more and more Trump-Bashing is becoming the new normal.
During Thursday’s White house press conference, the president “upgraded” CNN from “fake news” to “very fake news.”
As reported in the Daily Caller, there has been a lot of friction between President Trump and CNN:
“There’s been a ton of well-publicized drama between the two camps. The White House has threatened to throw Jim Acosta out of the briefing room. Jake Tapper has bashed Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway for lying on air. And his Sunday show recently declined an offer by the White House to have her come on.”
Shortly after trump’s stunning election victory, CNN employees converged on the Ronald Reagan Building to attend the 2016 International Center for Journalists awards dinner.
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer was the emcee of the November 14, 2016 event. Zucker, CNN’s Worldwide president, was also there — sitting near the front of the ballroom — where he had the pleasure of witnessing two of his employees receive awards.
First up was Clarissa Ward, a war correspondent for the network, who gave a gracious speech about how journalists “have to listen to voices we don’t want to hear.”
Carmen Aristegui, on the other hand — whose popular show airs on CNN Espanol — compared Trump to Adolf Hitler.
The Mirror requested a comment from Zucker as well as a CNN publicist. Neither answered our questions.
Carmen Aristegui’s speech shocked many viewers and left some in the audience silenced. Her speech began by saying:
“[t]he triumph of Donald Trump has left us shaken. We are all still in a state of shock.”
“Trump has unleashed the worst hatred and has given force to racism and xenophobia. He has opened the door to the worst demons. That is why the world is so frightened, and why we must use the tools of democracy and human rights to face the time that is approaching. Sadly, the Mexican government does not have the strength to stand up to this enormous challenge from someone who has called us rapists, swindlers, and criminals.”
On two occasions during the tirade, she placed her fingers on her upper lip to emphasize the “Hitler Mustache” in connection with Donald trump.