Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Whether it’s for athletes the morning before a big game, students preparing for a test, or the president of the United States leading the free world, a healthy and hearty meal is crucial at the beginning of a day.
The political heavyweights over at CNN seem to disagree, however.
During a live segment on Monday’s “New Day,” spotlighted by Newsbusters, CNN personalities Jeffrey Toobin, Alisyn Camerota, and John Avlon tried to make a case against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration — by focusing on his breakfast.
The clip begins with Avlon, a CNN analyst, trying to mock Trump for his declaration about the crisis on the southern border, which Avlon says is not an emergency at all. He then pivots to the president’s breakfast as proof of this.
“This weekend, he’s at Mar-a-Lago at the omelet bar,” Avlon said. “Also not exactly communicating urgency.”
“Nothing says rapid and fast like an omelet bar,” CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota chimed in.
What might have been lost in the grade-school level mockery was the real point of the discussion, which came when Toobin announced an opinion that couldn’t have been popular among CNN’s viewers.
He thought Trump’s declaration would survive the court challenges to it.
“There will certainly be some judges who say, ‘look, it is the executive branch’s decision how to define and emergency,'” Toobin said. Administration lawyers “will certainly come with arguments that say this is an emergency, and some judges will say, ‘we are just not going to second-guess the executive branch in this area.’
“Whether that’s five Supreme Court justices, I don’t know. My guess it probably is. I think we are now in a moment, a conservative moment in our courts, where there is a lot of derernce to the executive branch. So I think … This is not a slam dunk for either side, this legal case. But If I had to guess, I would say the president is ultimately going to win.”
So, juvenile jibes aside, it’s clear at least that at least one of CNN’s top analysts thinks Trump is on firm legal ground when it comes to the state of emergency.
What’s less clear, though, is what CNN personalities expect Trump to do when he needs food, since they can’t seem to stop criticizing him for his choices.
The presidency is a difficult and time-consuming office, and Trump’s schedule reveals that his administration does not break from that tradition.
If you think Trump can step out for a quick bite to eat, forget it — he’s unable to eat fast food without criticism from CNN.
When the president hosted the college football champion Clemson Tigers at the White House in January, CNN analyst Chris Cillizza called the fast food buffet he served “Trumpian,” and described it as “high and low culture smashed together will-nilly, with no seeming sense of how odd it all looks and how different it is from what’s come before it.”
Apparently running out of material, CNN even took aim at the president’s dessert choice in 2017.
“If you ever have ice cream at the White House, expect President Trump to be served two scoops while everyone else gets one,” a description of one video on CNN’s site reads.
And let’s not forget the time CNN made a big deal about Trump’s penchant for Diet Cokes. The news organization even ran a segment with lined-up cans of the sugarless drink — talk about desperate.
CNN ponders whether Diet Coke threatens the presidency. pic.twitter.com/vXTsweMT8l
— cameron stewart (@camstewarttheoz) December 11, 2017
With Trump unable to photosynthesize for nutrients, it doesn’t leave the president many options for CNN-approved sustenance.
Fortunately, President Trump doesn’t seem to care what CNN thinks.
He does care what the Supreme Court thinks, though. And even one of CNN’s favorite analysts seems to think the court is going to rule in Trump’s favor.
And that’s going to be really hard for the CNN liberals to swallow.
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