The folks at CNN are having a meltdown over President Trump's surprise visit to troops in Iraq on Tuesday.
Primetime host Don Lemon, a regular Trump critic, is accusing the Commander-in-Chief of being "the Grinch." A CNN national security analyst agrees and said on his show last night the President "stole Christmas," by politicizing his message.
So CNN is now labeling Trump as "the Grinch" who stole Christmas from the troops in Iraq.— Caleb Hull ???????? (@CalebJHull) December 27, 2018
This of course comes after they spent an entire day railing on Trump for not visiting troops during Christmastime (even though it turned out he had a scheduled trip to Iraq) pic.twitter.com/xWXnWSUyRC
While President Trump was aboard Air Force One and on his way to Iraq late Monday night and into Tuesday, the media face planted repeatedly by claiming he was the only president since 2002 not to visit U.S. troops around Christmastime. Things went downhill from there.
So to summarize the last two days, the media went from...— Caleb Hull ???????? (@CalebJHull) December 27, 2018
"Trump becomes first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime"
"Trump only went to Iraq to visit troops after he got embarrassed"
"The troops were too excited and political when Trump showed up" pic.twitter.com/7st75mEp0a
Want to know why people hate the media? This tweet received thousands of RTs and the article was shared by just about every prominent liberal.— Caleb Hull ???????? (@CalebJHull) December 27, 2018
However, Trump left for Iraq on Christmas night to visit troops.
Will they apologize for their story? https://t.co/nXGwnnRBfQ
And then things got even worse: they started criticizing troops stationed overseas for daring to support Trump.
Video footage and the written report of Trump's visit with service members in Iraq showed signing of hats and a "Trump 2020" patch.— CNN (@CNN) December 27, 2018
But troops' requests for the autographs could brush up against Department of Defense guidelines for political activities. https://t.co/jUUqF91bcX
Trump the Grinch? Members of the pretentious media should look in the mirror.