It was announced last night that former First Lady Barbara Bush had passed away at the age of 92. As the nation is left to grieve the passing of a wife and mother of two of our nation’s presidents, CNN took a more sickening approach to honor this formidable woman. While the majority of the mainstream media reported on Barbara’s tireless advocacy for literacy, fierce love of family and her feisty spirit, CNN anchors took the opportunity to slam President Trump, and that was just the beginning of their disrespect for the president and the country.
One would think that CNN would layoff the constant President Trump attacks especially in light of the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Now, it is no secret that Barbara was not a fan of Trump, but that does not negate all the beautiful work she has done over the last several decades. So, when it was announced that Barbara had passed, numerous mainstream media outlets began to report on all her a great many achievements to honor her legacy. CNN started to do the same but allowed things to take an ugly turn until Anderson Cooper and Jeffrey Toobin used the opportunity to blast President Trump.
Soon after the news broke that Barbara had passed away, Toobin began to rattle off a list of adjectives to describe the first lady. Toobin mentioned “public-service oriented, the honesty, decency” and then asked, “what about the contrast to our current president?”
Toobin then added, “I mean this family, whatever else you think of the Bushes, were a family that was wall-to-wall decent… good to people… considerate of others, and I’m sorry, I just keep thinking of Donald Trump in the White House who has none of the qualities that the Bushes have. It’s just a sign of how different this country is now than it was not that many years ago.”
Not to be outdone by Toobin’s harsh rebuke of President Trump, Anderson Cooper jumped on the hate Trump train, adding how disgusted Barbara was of Trump.
Cooper recounted that Barbara Bush “was so repelled by Donald Trump” and added that Trump is “antithetical to all of the values she grew up believing and lived her life by.” Toobin then slammed Trump for getting draft deferments based on bone spurs and contrasted Trump’s deferments with George H.W. Bush’s heroism, and military service.
Here is more from Breitbart:
“While discussing Barbara Bush’s legacy on Tuesday evening, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Jeffrey Toobin could not resist using the opportunity to slam President Donald Trump.
After news broke of Barbara Bush’s passing, Toobin rattled off the “list of adjectives” associated with the former First Lady—“public-service oriented, the honesty, decency”—and asked, “what about the contrast to our current president?”
“I mean this family, whatever else you think of the Bushes, were a family that was wall-to-wall decent… good to people… considerate of others,” Toobin said. “And I’m sorry, I just keep thinking of Donald Trump in the White House who has none of the qualities that the Bushes have. It’s just a sign of how different this country is now than it was not that many years ago.”
Barbara Bush was critical of Trump during the 2016 election cycle, saying she did not understand how women could vote for Trump. She also said that she was “sick of him” and didn’t waste time thinking about Trump.
Cooper said that Barbara Bush “was so repelled by Donald Trump” and added that Trump is “antithetical to all of the values she grew up believing and lived her life by.”
Toobin then mocked Trump for getting draft deferments because of bone spurs and contrasted Trump’s deferments with George H.W. Bush’s heroism.
On Tuesday evening, Trump ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff through sunset on Saturday, when Barbara Bush will be buried at the George Bush Presidential Library at College Station, Texas.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
It is obvious that CNN missed the point of honoring Barbara’s life and instead used this as another moment to continue to divide the nation. The fact of the matter is that despite the fact that Barbara was not a fan of Trump should have had no bearing on their coverage of her d***h. Instead of recounting all the incredible achievements in her life they instead use the time to bash Trump, and for what reason?
At any rate, regardless of the horrible media coverage by CNN, President Trump again showed his class once again by ordering all flags to be flown at half-mast in Barbara’s honor.
“Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances,” the statement continued. “In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another and to put the care of others first.”
“As a mark of respect for the memory of Barbara Bush, I hereby order,” it added, “by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment.”
“I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations,” the statement concluded.
Perhaps, Anderson Cooper and Jeffery Toobin should focus on reporting the news that matters instead of pushing their blatant bias. Maybe then people could concentrate on the real issues instead of the fictional ones the liberal media continues to advance.