MSNBC claimed that Trump never once visited the troops…while he was in Iraq visiting the troops. CNN decided to use the possibility of punishment for soldiers who brought their MAGA hats for Trump autographs. Other leftists reacted with horror at the sight of soldiers obtaining a Trump signature, according to Breitbart. This is why we hate the mainstream media: they make Trump bashing – and now the troops- their only news.
CNN anchor Don Lemon took shots at Trump for visiting the troops while the U.S. Coast Guard continues to work without pay during the partial government shutdown and later referred to Trump as “The Grinch” for making Christmas about him as well as his visit with the troops. Former NSA adviser Samantha Vinograd agreed, saying the president “should’ve stayed home.”
Later on, CNN’s April Ryan said Trump’s visit with the troops “should have happened a long time ago” and questioned whether everyone “should be commending him” for something presidents have done in the past.
Here’s a few examples:
Just awful. ?? https://t.co/DR95qh4Io6
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 27, 2018
@realDonaldTrump He has broken military law. Impeach him. and dis- honorably discharge any soldier that put on that red hat. That is campaigning in uniform and that is against military law.
— rgbassin (@rgbassin) December 27, 2018
He ruins literally everything
— Josh V (@Bruiser4Eq) December 26, 2018
trump signed MAGA 2020 hats. Safe bet our troops in Iraq aren’t buying and shipping hats to themselves 6,000 miles away in case he drops by.
Which means rbis was another taxpayer funded trump commercial. And unethical.
Next Up: A fundraising tweet. pic.twitter.com/XNoIUdSGJa
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) December 26, 2018
As a former Navy JAG, I can tell you that engaging in partisan political activity such as flying a Trump flag or wearing a MAGA hat, while in uniform is a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and its implementing regs. https://t.co/lN7Au7YQ1r
— Pam Keith (@PamKeithFL) December 27, 2018
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) December 27, 2018
Here’s @IronStache yesterday, RTing: “Trump became the first president since 2002 who didn’t visit military personnel at a hospital or a military base around Christmastime.”
—@IronStache today, when it turns out of the president did make a visit: “Troops are not props.” pic.twitter.com/higOUwfDXC
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) December 26, 2018
The CNN headline read:“Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule.” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took aim at CNN when she said,
“CNN will attack anyone who supports President Trump, including the brave men and women of our military who fight everyday to protect our freedom.”
Others also reminded the fake news media that other Presidents have visited the troops, and they autographed many items for them, including political posters.
Greg Gutfeld called CNN the “nation’s hall monitor.” Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino tweeted, “When you’ve run out of dumb anti-Trump stories to write this happens ?? ”Troops bringing Trump hats to sign may violate military rule.”
Their coverage was so negative they even labeled him “The Grinch.”
So CNN is now labeling Trump as “the Grinch” who stole Christmas from the troops in Iraq.
This of course comes after they spent an entire day railing on Trump for not visiting troops during Christmastime (even though it turned out he had a scheduled trip to Iraq) pic.twitter.com/xWXnWSUyRC
— Caleb Hull ???? (@CalebJHull) December 27, 2018
I was in Iraq in 2004 and 2009. I would have had him sign a hat for me. It’s exciting to have our country’s leaders show up in a war zone and acknowledge that we’re there for a reason. Signing hats is an extension of that excitement. ??
— mattkelly (@MattKelly317) December 27, 2018
Dear CNN and MSM: Pound sand.
Featured photo: screenshot via Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg reporter