CNN Host To Hillary Staffer Ripping Trump's N. Korea Statement: Hey, Bill Clinton Made Similar Remarks

Posted: Aug 11, 2017 2:05 PM

Via Daily Caller, CNN actually pushed back against a Clintonite’s claim that President Trump’s remarks about North Korea facing “fire and fury” concerning its nuclear weapons program showed that he was "temperamentally unfit" for office. The left has gone nuts. Friendly reminder, North Korea has had nuclear weapons since 2006, just not the miniaturization technology to put a warhead on an ICBM. Well, that’s changed. Their nuclear program began long ago, though liberals act as if Trump gave North Korea the nukes—and that this is his fault. It’s outrageous. On CNN Thursday, Adrianne Elrod, Hillary Clinton’s former director for strategic communications tried to paint Trump as unfit over the “fury” remarks, but host Poppy Harlow pushed back—citing Bill Clinton’s remarks that threatened North Korea’s existence in the 1990s [emphasis mine]:

“Hold on, hold on,” Harlow interrupted. “Let me read you a statement from former president Bill Clinton in 1993: ‘…It is pointless for North Korea to try to develop nuclear weapons because if they ever use them it would be the end of their country.'”

“How is that markedly different from rhetoric used by President Trump?” Harlow asked.

“Well, look, that was in 1993, we’re now talking about 2017. We’re dealing with a real potential threat here,” Elrod responded.

It’s the age-old problem here with the Left. It’s different when Democrats say it. And when they’re caught with their pants down, as in the case with Bill Clinton’s remarks about North Korea, it’s just different somehow, or something. They have no sense of history or they purposefully ignore it to achieve their goal. Alas, the double standard we all rant about daily. 

CNN hasn’t been friendly to Trump, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut. Nice work pushing back on the narrative there, Ms. Harlow.