When you can’t argue your position with logic and facts, just make things up.
That’s apparently CNN’s new strategy to discredit President Donald Trump, at least if a strange clip from the past week is any indication.
During a segment on Don Lemon’s show, CNN commentator Ana Navarro decided that even though she’s no medical doctor, she would just invent a diagnosis in order to attack the president.
The Nicaraguan-born contributor declared that Trump “looks weird,” and took it upon herself to claim out of thin air that the president has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
“I can tell you from an untrained eye, it looks weird,” she declared.
Wait — is “an untrained eye” now a qualification? Please keep this woman away from Web MD.
“It makes me recall people who have early onset dementia, it makes me recall people who are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s,” the CNN reporter rambled.
“His constant repetition — he goes back to the same themes over and over again. He continues repeating the same lies, the same fabrications, picking the same fights,” Navarro continued, apparently unaware that she had just described her own news network.
“He’s been going on with the NFL now and the athletes for months,” the CNN contributor whined. “I don’t know what he’s going to do when football season is over. Start picking on what? Kindergartens?”
Um, are kindergartners being paid millions of dollars while refusing to stand for the national anthem in taxpayer-backed stadiums? Because that would be newsworthy.
“Look, it is weird, his repeated lie on the number of — on the electoral vote, on illegals voting, on the inaugural crowds. It is downright weird. And to look the other way and pretend that this is normal is to be in absolute denial,” she continued.
Yes, it’s truly groundbreaking reporting: If you disagree with the president, he must have Alzheimer’s, because an unqualified reporter says “it’s downright weird.” This is CNN.
What is it with Trump haters and accusing his family of having disorders, anyway? It wasn’t that long ago that Rosie O’Donnell went after eleven year old Barron Trump and claimed that he had a form of autism.
Even Chelsea Clinton stepped up to defend Barron from O’Donnell and others who thought spreading rumors about disorders was a great smear tactic.
“Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid,” the former first daughter wrote in January.
It seems that the left has graduated from spreading autism and Asperger’s rumors to making up claims about Alzheimer’s. Maybe they’re slowly working through a medical dictionary.
The good news for conservatives is that these are the tactics of a losing group. People who have solid arguments and can convince others about their ideas don’t need to resort to half-baked opinions or desperate smear campaigns.
If establishment news outlets are still confused about why the public no longer takes them seriously, this is why. You don’t need to be a doctor to see that the mainstream media is dying.
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H/T The Daily Caller