Ever since Donald Trump snagged a huge victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, there has been a war going on between our new commander-in-cheif and the mainstream media, particularly CNN.
The folks who work for the network have seemingly made it their life’s ambition to harass, belittle, and sling mud at Trump, his administration, and his family, hoping beyond hope that some sort of scandal is uncovered and his presidency comes to an abrupt end.
As a result of this treatment, Trump has slammed CNN as being “fake news” — a reputation they’ve earned by reporting only half the facts the majority of the time — destroying them regularly on Twitter, and even tossing a few of their reporters out during press conferences.
Given how tumultuous the relationship between these two has been, it’s utterly astounding to see the comments coming from CNN global analyst David Rohde who offered the President praise for getting our hostages back from North Korea.
Rohde pointed out how often analysts criticize the president, and that if they do that, they should recognize when the president does good things.
“Look, the president deserves credit. He used a lot of his tough rhetoric, and for whatever reason Kim Jong-Un is now talking to him. So I want to praise him for what we have so far on North Korea” Rohde said.
“I want to be fair, we all criticize Trump sometimes. You know, he has done well. It’s wonderful these three people have been released today.”
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
Perhaps part of the reason Rohde is so quick to praise Trump for getting these hostages back is because he has first hand experience of what being in that sort of situation is like.
In 2008, Rohde, his interpreter, and his driver were all kidnapped in Afghanistan while he was there writing a book about U.S. involvement in the country. They were on their way to an interview with a Taliban commander, but never arrived at their destination.
It’s believed they were held by the Jalaluddin Haqqani, who is a warlord and former Mujahideen fighter for seven months before they escaped. Rohde, along with his driver, managed to sneak past the guards who were asleep and climbed over a 10-foot-wall.
Rhode isn’t the only member of CNN giving props to Trump. Chris Cuomo also said this moment would be the highlight of the president’s administration, a compliment that likely wasn’t easy to make.
If only the civility from the media would last.
Source: The Daily Caller
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