CNN and a number of other left-leaning media sources love to beat up on Trump. However, that’s not always because they disagree with him. They just know that by siding against Trump, it fuels the left and keeps them employed. Every now and then, a reporter will slip up and side with Trump when they forget that they’re supposed to be against him.
Chris Cuomo of CNN recently experienced a slip-up, validating Trump’s claim about the phone call with Ukraine. It was caught on live TV and everyone noticed. Cuomo did not plan to do it but no one is going to let him forget that it happened now that it’s out there.
During a live broadcast, Cuomo tries to disprove a claim made by Trump regarding the famous phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president. This same call is the center stage of the impeachment inquiry. The problem is that he didn’t disprove the claim. He validated that the president was correct. David Holmes is a political counselor at the US Embassy based in Ukraine. He was one of the recent testimonies regarding the phone call between Trump and EU ambassador’s Gordon Sondland on July 26. Sondland, Holmes and a few other Embassy staffers were having lunch at a restaurant located in Ukraine.
Holmes provided testimony that he heard both sides of the phone call – what Pres. Trump was saying as well as what Sondland was saying. Holmes said that Trump spoke so loudly that he overheard him asking about the “investigations” that President Zelensky agreed to.
Trump has since tweeted that it wouldn’t be possible for homes to hear him speaking on the call unless it was on speakerphone. He said that he’s been making phone calls and watching people make phone calls his entire life. He identifies that his hearing is great and he’s never been able to watch a person make a call and hear what’s happening on the other end without it being on speakerphone. That’s when he encouraged people to try it themselves.
This is where the problem lies. Cuomo decided to disprove Pres. Trump on Thursday. He called his mother while on the air as a way to test whether she could be heard by others if she wasn’t on speakerphone. Here’s the problem: she couldn’t understand. This little on-air stunned simply supported Trump’s assertion that much further.
Prior to Cuomo getting his mother on the phone, he called it a “very interesting theory.”
The video has since been shared continuously as people watch Cuomo completely back up Trump’s claims. He gets his mother on the phone, he has her say hi to his co-host, and low and behold, his mother can’t hear anything. Well, that’s not good. Even another person from off-screen says, “I can’t hear your mother, Chris.” It’s a regular phone and everyone on CNN decides to talk about it. Each and every one of them makes it obvious that Holmes couldn’t have possibly overheard the conversation that Trump had with Sondland. The only thing that he could have heard was Sondland’s side of it.
So, there are more questions that need to be asked. Did Sondland have the phone on speakerphone without identifying to Trump that he was, in fact, on speakerphone? Was Trump speaking so loudly that Holmes could hear?
Further, it’s not just about asking for an investigation that the impeachment inquiry is focused on. It’s about whether there was a quid pro quo involved or not. Did Trump threaten to hold back aid if Zelensky didn’t open an investigation on Biden? The answer has been a resounding “no” from the very beginning because there’s a transcript of the call. There’s that and the fact that even the Ukrainian president himself has come forward to identify that there was no quid pro quo and it no point during the call did he feel threatened to investigate Biden in fear of losing aid from the United States.
The Democrats are simply trying to poke at anything that Trump says in order to turn it into another issue for the impeachment inquiry since their platform is falling apart faster than they even realized.
Now, if only a few other reporters could get on air and side with Trump accidentally, maybe the rest of the country will realize that everything that Trump has been saying from the very beginning is true: the media really is out to get him and the Democrats are fighting dirty just to get him out of office. In the meantime, thanks for calling your mom on-air, Cuomo.