Nets Race to Declare 'Embarrassing,' 'Stinging Defeat' for Trump

NewsBusters | 3/27/2017 | Staff
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The broadcast and cable news shows raced to proclaim the stall in the passage of an Obamacare replacement as a “disastrous” failure for the Trump administration, with reactions ranging from gloating exaggerations to blatant falsehoods.

“The President who fancies himself a master of the art of the deal is still an apprentice when it comes to politics,” CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley chortled on March 24.

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“This is an embarrassing defeat for President Trump and for Paul Ryan,” NBC Senior Politics Analyst Mark Halperin on the March 24 Nightly News.

Chuck Todd began his March 24 edition of MTP Daily by saying, “Welcome to what was arguably been [sic] a disastrous Friday afternoon to close out a very bad week, for Trump’s White House and the Republican Party.”

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On CNN’s New Day on March 27, co-hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota both referred introduced segments by referencing Trump’s “stinging defeat” on health care.

Not to be outdone, on March 24 on CNN’s State of the Union, Senior...
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