CNN’s New Day Links Khashoggi Murder to Trump Rhetoric: ‘Literally Glorified Attacks on the Press’

During a Thursday night rally for Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), President Donald Trump recalled the congressman’s assault of a journalist amid cheers from a supportive crowd. “We endorsed Greg very early but I had heard that he body slammed a reporter,” Trump said to the Missoula audience as they shouted and clapped. “And he was way up…this was like the day of the election, or just before, and I said, ‘Oh, this is terrible he’s going to lose the election,’ then I said, ‘Wait a minute, I know Montana pretty well, I think it might help him,’ and it did.” CNN’s New Day not only took great exception to the Commander in Chief’s comment and directly linked it to the alleged political assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. After airing the clip of Trump’s comment, co-host John Berman snarked  “I want to start with nothing like making a Continue reading "CNN’s New Day Links Khashoggi Murder to Trump Rhetoric: ‘Literally Glorified Attacks on the Press’"

Sen. Blumenthal: Trump’s ‘Vile’ Attack on Dr. Ford Disrespected Entire Survivor Community

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) tore into President Donald Trump for his comments Tuesday night mocking Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Appearing on New Day Wednesday, the Connecticut Senator — who himself has been the target of attacks from Trump in the past few days for fabricating his service in Vietnam — ripped the president for comments he termed “vile,” and expressed fear for the impact Trump’s words might have on other survivors. “This vile, mocking attack on a credible, immensely, powerfully eloquent survivor of sexual assault is a mark of disrespect and disregard,” Blumenthal said. “Not only for Dr. Blasey Ford, but for the entire survivor community. It shows dramatically why sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes in the country. One-third of all women are survivors, but only a fraction come forward, because of the kind of public shaming and character assassination, and other Continue reading "Sen. Blumenthal: Trump’s ‘Vile’ Attack on Dr. Ford Disrespected Entire Survivor Community"

WATCH: Kellyanne Conway Hits Christine Ford For ‘Laundry List’ of ‘Demands’

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is taking aim at the conditions set forth by Christine Blasey Ford‘s lawyers for their client to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify about her claim that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In an interview with Conway Friday on New Day, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota listed Ford’s conditions, including: that she not be in the same room as Kavanaugh, that other witnesses be subpoenaed, and that Kavanaugh testify first. “Thank you, Alisyn, for very honestly and thoroughly listing her laundry list of demands at this point,” Conway told Camerota. “Those don’t sound like conditions. They sound like demands.” The item on Ford’s list with which Conway took the most exception was the request to testify after Kavanaugh. “It’s very unusual for a person making an allegation to go second and not first,” Conway said. “If you’re Continue reading "WATCH: Kellyanne Conway Hits Christine Ford For ‘Laundry List’ of ‘Demands’"

CNN’s Kirsten Powers Knocks Heads With Margaret Hoover: I’m Listening to You ‘Smear’ Christine Ford!

A CNN panel segment got tense, Wednesday, after Kirsten Powers confronted Margaret Hoover — a fellow contributor to the network — after what she deemed to be a smear on Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Appearing on New Day, Hoover — host of the syndicated conservative talk show Firing Line — argued that because Kavanaugh has been subject to six FBI investigations over the years, any major problems with women would have been revealed by now. “[He’s] a man I happen to know personally. I met him. I know he has high integrity and character,” Hoover said. She added, “Brett Kavanaugh has had six FBI investigations over the course of his life. There would be some other semblance of some other degree of problem with women if this were a past problem consistently.” Powers, a columnist for USA Today, was visibly outraged — particularly over Continue reading "CNN’s Kirsten Powers Knocks Heads With Margaret Hoover: I’m Listening to You ‘Smear’ Christine Ford!"

CNN’s Kirsten Powers Knocks Heads With Margaret Hoover: I’m Listening to You ‘Smear’ Christine Ford!

A CNN panel segment got tense, Wednesday, after Kirsten Powers confronted Margaret Hoover — a fellow contributor to the network — after what she deemed to be a smear on Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Appearing on New Day, Hoover — host of the syndicated conservative talk show Firing Line — argued that because Kavanaugh has been subject to six FBI investigations over the years, any major problems with women would have been revealed by now. “[He’s] a man I happen to know personally. I met him. I know he has high integrity and character,” Hoover said. She added, “Brett Kavanaugh has had six FBI investigations over the course of his life. There would be some other semblance of some other degree of problem with women if this were a past problem consistently.” Powers, a columnist for USA Today, was visibly outraged — particularly over Continue reading "CNN’s Kirsten Powers Knocks Heads With Margaret Hoover: I’m Listening to You ‘Smear’ Christine Ford!"

CNN New Day: Trump Predicting Violence if GOP Loses Midterms is ‘Dangerous New Low’

CNN’s New Day took issue today with reports that President Donald Trump suggested a violent outcome if the GOP loses the coming midterm elections in a closed-door meeting he recently hosted with evangelical leaders at the White House. Alisyn Camerota put reports of White House “fear-mongering”  in stark relief, with fellow co-host John Avlon calling it a “dangerous new low.” Some context, per NBC News Trump talked to these leaders about being on the same side and laid out the midterm stakes in dramatic fashion:
“The level of hatred, the level of anger is unbelievable,” he said. “Part of it is because of some of the things I’ve done for you and for me and for my family, but I’ve done them….This November 6th election is very much a referendum on not only me, it’s a referendum on your religion, it’s a referendum on free speech and the First Continue reading "CNN New Day: Trump Predicting Violence if GOP Loses Midterms is ‘Dangerous New Low’"

WATCH: Alisyn Camerota Battles With John Sununu After Ex-Governor Rips CNN, Triggering Icy Standoff

It all started so cordially. Monday on CNN’s New Day, Alisyn Camerota and former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu (R) exchanged reflections and memories of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) — who passed away Saturday after a bout with brain cancer. The two swapped stories as part of a heartfelt tribute to the late senator. But then the subject turned to President Donald Trump and the media. And that was the end of the geniality. Camerota asked Sununu about the Washington Post’s report that the president personally rejected plans for a White House statement to honor McCain. “That was printed in the Washington Post,” Sununu said. “And I have to be honest with you, I don’t give much credence to what I read –” Camerota interjected — noting that CNN confirmed the information. “We also have that reporting,” she said. Sununu scoffed at this. “Yeah, well, same thing applies, Continue reading "WATCH: Alisyn Camerota Battles With John Sununu After Ex-Governor Rips CNN, Triggering Icy Standoff"