CNN co-hosts Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow, and Alyssa Farah Griffin shocked their audience today by praising President Donald Trump.
They started out trashing Trump’s top potential GOP rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
They said DeSantis talks a big game but refuses to sit down with the unfriendly media, a sign that they think he is not ready for primetime.
At that point, the CNN hosts fondly remembered the good old days when Trump would come on their shows anytime and take any question.
Their ratings were spectacular.
And everyone learned who Trump was and what he wanted to do if he won.
But when he won, the media had a meltdown and went all in against Trump.
Their spread lies and harassed social media sites into censoring conservatives.
It was a shameful few years for the mainstream media and then their ratings deservedly tanked.
Alyssa Farah Griffin said: “I said from the outset, you know, let’s see him tested on a national stage.
“For someone like a Ron DeSantis, if you take a position that is, you know, perhaps controversial, like the so-called ‘don’t say gay’ bill, then he needs to come and sit down with mainstream media and explain, ‘this is why we think this is best for Florida.’
“Or six-week abortion ban.
“You have to be able to defend it to unfriendly audiences.
“And I can’t think of a single time I’ve seen him do that yet.
“To Trump’s credit, in 2016, he’d go on ‘Morning Joe,’ he’d go on CNN and he’d argue, and it wasn’t always good, it wasn’t always healthy, or ripe for debate.
“But yeah he at least had the conversation.
“DeSantis isn’t doing that, and it makes people wonder if he’s capable.”
Don Lemon said: “Every single interview.
“I mean, we would call and say, you know, can you, Mr. Trump, will you come on? ‘Sure, I’ll come on. Do I have to come on the set? We’ll call.’
“I think I did eight interviews.
“It’s interesting,” he said.
In theory, Alyssa Farah Griffin is supposed to be one of CNN’s conservative commentators, but in the real world tha… https://t.co/R0Weg8HvYY
— Sophie Nouveau (@sophienouveau_) April 21, 2023
READ MORE: CNN Gives Chris Wallace Huge Demotion, Pulls Host from Primetime Sunday