Media asks worst question yet
In what has been billed on social media as possibly “the dumbest question in the history of the press briefing,” CNN’s Ryan Lizza today asked Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany if the president was happy that the South lost the American Civil War.
The normally unflappable McEnany appeared to look at the TV camera with incredulity before she called the question “absolutely absurd.”
“He’s proud of the United States of America,” she said, emphasizing each separate word.
Journalist Adam Housely ripped the reporter: “Unfreaking believable … you don’t have to like the President and that’s our personal decision…but a national reporter at press briefing just asked if the President was happy the south lost the Civil War? That could be the dumbest question in the history of the press briefing.”
Previously, the Blaze gave their nominee for dumbest question ever asked of Trump: “Does an American president who saw more Americans over the course of six weeks die than in the entirety of the Vietnam War, deserve to be reelected?” asked Olivia Nuzzi, a reporter for New York magazine.
The question was absurd not just because the Vietnam was a long time ago, and a totally voluntary war, but also because the war didn’t affect the country equally.
“Except for those doing the fighting, and their families,” said two-tour Vietnam vet, Gary Harlan about the question, “it was business as usual back home during the Vietnam War. That is hardly the case today given the lockdown orders and an unemployment rate not seen since the Great Depression.”
Trump has often directly accused reporters of asking stupid questions.
In the midst of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation of the supposed Russian collusion, a CNN reporter asked Trump if he wanted the acting Attorney General to “rein in Robert Mueller.”
“What a stupid question that is,” Trump said. “What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions.”
During a COVID briefing, NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander asked Trump, “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?”
“I say you are a terrible reporter. That’s what I say,” the president blasted back. “I think it’s a very nasty question.”
The dumbest question, however, probably belongs to Jim Acosta of CNN. After National Security Adviser John Bolton had been fired, Acosta asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin if the National Security Council was in disarray.
“Absolutely not,” Mnuchin said. “That’s the most ridiculous question I’ve ever heard of.”
Bolton has been widely panned throughout his career, disliked by the left and the right, and Washington was glad to see him go.
Bolton has since penned a tell-all book about his time with Trump that even liberals don’t believe.
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