CNN‘s Jim Acosta called Trump’s return to politics tired and stale while catching the failed former president lying about being unable to walk down a ramp.
Jim Acosta calls Trump material stale, and nails the failed one-term president for lying about his inability to walk down a ramp. pic.twitter.com/YrWVaIXsLL
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) June 6, 2021
Trump said, “I walked gingerly down. That was on every newscast in the world and I never went down. I never went down on my [ bleep ], I tell you. I wasn’t going to fall. I will never forget that ramp. It was like a sheet of ice. It was cold, rainy, and that ramp was long and steep.”
Acosta set the record straight, “He even lies about that. Just to our viewers, so they can see the video right here. It was not pouring rain, it was sunny, but moving on. I know it is tempting to laugh this off if it wasn’t all so dangerous if it wasn’t coming after a Capitol insurrection inspired by his lies. Republicans still caught in the grips of a man who incited a mob and perhaps a telling twist, one of the songs playing before he came to the stage, the theme song to Titanic, but he is no king of the world. He’s more like the iceberg.”
Trump is the iceberg and Republicans are passengers who are being told that their path to survival is to embrace the iceberg because they are unsinkable even as they are taking on water.
Jim Acosta was correct. Trump is stale and tired, but he also remains dangerous, and if we aren’t careful, the iceberg could sink our democracy.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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