WATCH: CNN Cuts off Trump Speech Once He Starts Campaigning
Donald Trump had a planned event at the Rose Garden today to discuss a new policy concerning Hong Kong. The speech was covered by all major news networks including CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.
The speech, however, quickly veered away from the intended subject matter. Once the President began to veer away from the issue of Hong Kong and onto Biden, CNN decided to cut away from his speech.
Wolf Blitzer brought the audience back into studio, saying, “OK, we’re going to continue to monitor the president. He’s clearly deteriorating into a campaign-type speech going after presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.”
The CNN host then began to critique Trump. “He didn’t really get into the major issue facing the country right now, namely this coronavirus pandemic,” Blitzer said. “He’s talking about China. His policy now is important decision to take Hong Kong away from the rest of China … that’s a major decision, but you hear him now railing against Joe Biden.”
Panelist Gloria Borger also weighed in. “This started out regarding his executive order ending preferential treatment for Hong Kong. Signing legislation to that effect,” she said. “But then it deteriorated into what he really wanted to do, is to deliver a campaign speech from the Rose Garden … and refusing yet again to discuss what is on the minds of the American people, which is, to what is your plan to improve your plan on testing in this country so the states can get a handle on COVID?”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
Watch: CNN cuts away from President Trump as he attacks Biden and Obama for “freely allowing China to pillage our factories, plunder our communities and steal our most precious secrets…”
Wolf Blitzer: "He’s clearly deteriorating into a campaign-type speech.” pic.twitter.com/acMt9RE9GE
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