Representative Scott Taylor (R-VA) delivered big time by exposing CNN’s negative news coverage of President Trump during an interview on the network’s “New Day” program.
CNN host Alisyn Camerota wanted to get Taylor’s reaction to Trump’s retweeting an edited WrestleMania video depicting Trump slamming a man with a CNN logo covering his head to the ground.
The original video was from WrestleMania 2007 where Trump tackled World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
Taylor said he did not like the tweet but redirected the conversation to discuss how the president is using CNN to make a larger political point.
The Hill reports:
“I think you guys are getting played, man,” Taylor said. “I think every time he does this you guys overreact — and by you guys I mean the media in general — and you play right into his hands.”
Taylor said Trump is able to use CNN’s negative coverage of himself to score political points.
After Camerota showed a graphic that showed a majority of Trump’s tweets were against the media and not his political agenda, Taylor made a great suggestion.
Taylor said CNN should do a segment exposing the volume of its negative stories against the president.
Camerota did not like his idea and responded, “Congressman, that is a crazy suggestion.”