WATCH: Cooper Destroys McEnany for Comparing Trump to Churchill
The greatest leaders in World History typically have well remembered signature moments. Many of these came during World War II. Then American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt wrote and read a prayer on D Day called Let Our Hearts be Stout.
FDR’s counterpart I’m Britain, Winston Churchill was also renowned for his actions during the war. On Wednesday, Kayleigh McEnany attempted to compare Trump’s recent photo op to Churchill’s leadership. These statements drove CNN host Anderson Cooper to blast the White House Press Secretary.
McEnany said of the photo-op, which was preceded by the tear gassing of peaceful protesters, “Like Churchill, we saw him inspecting the bombing damage. It sent a powerful message of leadership to the British people. And George W. Bush throwing out the ceremonial first pitch after 9/11. And Jimmy Carter putting on a sweater to encourage energy savings. And George H.W. Bush signing with the Americans with Disabilities Act flanked by two disabled Americans.”
Cooper began, “Kayleigh Mcenany, who seems like a nice person, I know her, she used to be a commentator at CNN, seems like a person of strong faith. Maybe she believes what she’s saying. But comparing the president of the United States to Winston Churchill?”
The CNN host continued:
“Churchill rallied Britain in the face of evil. He united the world against it. This president praises tyrants. He seeks to emulate them. The press secretary compares the two men… I mean, she’s right. They’re both leaders of countries. They’re both old. They’re both large. And both walked through rubble. One did it for his country. Trump did it for himself.”
Watch the segment below, courtesy of CNN: