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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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7 Comments

  1. D June 29, 2020

    “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.”

    FALSE. Yes, it was a while back, though it doesn’t feel like it, to some of us. I was serving during the Vietnam war. It was not TOTALLY voluntary. The Draft ended in 1973, the VN war ended in 1975. There were still draftees in the service in early 1975. MANY (if not most) of the service men who were stationed in Vietnam were draftees.

  2. Recce1 June 29, 2020

    There’re a lot of CSA and Lost Cause supporters purporting to be American conservatives. OUR Pres. Trump is not one of those who would’ve wanted to see the racist socialistic CSA prevail.

    But neither does he want to see the communist tactic of erasing out history prevail.

  3. Michael Lovetere June 30, 2020

    Where are your statistics and data supporting your claim that “A lot of CSA and Lost Cause supporters purporting to be American conservatives”………….You do know that the democrat party is the party of slavery, Jim Crow laws and segregation.

  4. MikefromTexas June 30, 2020

    Rewriting history is wrong, Burning and looting is wrong. Taring down statues is wrong. Put them all in jail.

  5. Thomas Girouard June 30, 2020

    I have to believe CNN reporters get paid bonuses for asking Stupid ,negative questions , if not then they must all just be Morons.

  6. Brente R. Blosser July 1, 2020

    In the Bible, it says the end is near when people say that good is evil and evil is good. I’m not saying that the end is near, but that’s a pretty accurate prophesy that describes todays morallity.

  7. chvietvet July 9, 2020

    According to official records, 3 out of 4 vets were volunteers, One out of 4 was a draftee. Those of us who served at that time paid a heavy price. The herbicides killed or maimed many vets later in life,. The Democrats led by Jimmy Carter eliminated veterans`preferemce to greatly reduce the chances of vsts to get a job, ans the Labor Department ruled that only jobs paying less than $25,000 per year were suitable for veterans. Many vets had to live on the streets. I moved to Germany and easily found good jobs and later found others in Brazil.

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