April Ryan Defends Michelle Obama for Speaking 'Her Truth' About President Trump

NewsBusters | 4/17/2019 | Staff
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CNN has not hesitated to slam President Trump as a sexist in recent months. Believe it or not, the network has now attached that label to a left-wing political figure generally adored by the legacy media: Michelle Obama. While the rest of the panel on CNN Right Now Tuesday took issue with some comments recently made by the former First Lady, CNN Political Analyst April Ryan defended her for speaking “her truth” about President Trump.

Host Brianna Keilar asked Ryan and CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger to react to Michelle Obama’s comparison of America to a teenager with a “broken family” who has to “spend weekends with a divorced dad and that feels like fun…but then you get sick.” She was comparing the “divorced dad” to President Trump: “that’s what America is going through. We're kind of living with a divorced dad right now.” The Obama-loving crowd definitely agreed with Obama’s analysis, erupting into “chuckles,” as Keilar put it. You can barely tell, but Mrs. Obama is talking to CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert on stage.

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After she finished playing the clip of Mrs. Obama, Keilar declared “that was a sexist comment.” Keilar and the rest of the panel did not take issue with the fact that she was taking a shot at President Trump; they were more offended by the way her comments portrayed divorced dads. Keilar pointed out that a lot of dads “might have more than just a weekend with their kids,” later adding that Obama’s comparison implied that “Dads aren’t serious. Dads don’t really take care of you.”

While Borger described the “divorced dads” analogy as a “bad metaphor,” she acknowledged “we understand what she’s saying, which is...those feelings you had about Donald Trump being for change and all good things will happen have probably worn off with...
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