Wait, CBS Decided To Cut Away From Trump’s National Emergency Presser…Because of This

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Posted: Feb 16, 2019 6:45 PM
Wait, CBS Decided To Cut Away From Trump’s National Emergency Presser…Because of This

Source: AP Photo/ Evan Vucci

On Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency.  The border crisis has reached a fever pitch. Democrats on the Hill refuse to give him the cooperation needed to build a proper border wall. So, he did what he threatened to do for weeks invoke the National Emergencies Act. And yes, you could probably guess how the liberal media reacted (via NYT):

President Trump declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico on Friday in order to access billions of dollars that Congress refused to give him to build a wall there, transforming a highly charged policy dispute into a confrontation over the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.

Trying to regain momentum after losing a grinding two-month battle with lawmakers over funding the wall, Mr. Trump asserted that the flow of drugs, criminals and illegal immigrants from Mexico constituted a profound threat to national security that justified unilateral action

“We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border, and we’re going to do it one way or the other,” he said in a televised statement in the Rose Garden barely 13 hours after Congress passed a spending measure without the money he had sought. “It’s an invasion,” he added. “We have an invasion of drugs and criminals coming into our country.”

Well, first, it's not a constitutional crisis, nor is what Trump did unprecedented. Over at CBS, they decided to cut away from the presser completely because the Price Is Right was on. They cut away 21 minutes before the press conference was over. The Hill’s Joe Concha has more:

CBS cut away from President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border on Friday to return to its regularly scheduled programming of "The Price is Right" on the East Coast.

All of the broadcast and cable news networks carried the declaration and press conference that followed, with only CBS deciding to cut away after 21 minutes before the event was complete.

So, CBS, come on down! Also, what the hell? Well, you all know why, but the reaction should still elicit outrage. CBS, one of the big three (ABC, CBS, and NBC), decided to do its part within the Democrat-media complex.