Those who watched CNN in the wake of President Trump's rally last night in Arizona were treated to what can only be described as an organized narrative meant to question Trump's sanity. Immediately after Trump's raucous rally, where the president spent upwards of 20 minutes accurately blistering the lying media, CNN anchor Don Lemon hit the gas, closed his eyes, and careened off the rails:
Well, what do you say to that? I’m just going to speak from the heart here — what we have witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts. He’s unhinged. It’s embarrassing.
Lemon then asked his guest, former-director for national intelligence James Clapper, to join in on the backseat psychiatry. Clapper, one of the all-time great DC swamp creatures, was eager to jump in:
"You said you questioned his fitness. Is he a threat to national security — the president?" Lemon asked.
"Well, he certainly could be. Again, having some understanding of the levers that a president can exercise, I worry about, frankly, you know, the access to the nuclear codes," Clapper answered. ...
"I really question his ability, his fitness to be in this office, and I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it," Clapper said. "Maybe he is looking for a way out."
As if on cue, resident CNN neurotic, Ana Navarro, was also questioning Trump's sanity: "Only possible defensible explanation for Trump's disgusting, unpresidential, narcissistic behavior, would be early-on-set dementia. Maybe," she tweeted, although, like Clapper and Lemon, she has no medical training that anyone is aware of.
And on and on it went at CNN...
There really is no question that this narrative was pre-planned and organized by the last place cable network, and done so for maximum effect. After all, just a few days before, CNN's leftwing media reporter Brian Stelter planted the seeds of this narrative with the revelation of what goes on behind-the-scenes at CNN:
"Usually after the microphones are off, or after the stories are filed, after the paper has been put to bed, people’s concerns, and fears and questions come out," Stelter said. "... Questions like these: Is the president of the United States a racist? Is he suffering from some kind of illness? Is he fit for office? And if he’s unfit, then what?"
There is no question that this was a deliberate act on Stelter's part, a way to casually toxify the debate around Trump even further, a way to signal the troops that this is the next phase of the battle.
Geraldo Rivera might work for Fox News, but he is no Trump fan. Nonetheless, he knows exactly what CNN is up to and said so using his Twitter account:
Here at the Daily Wire we have seen where this is going for nearly a year now...
We know CNN believes that rhetoric causes violence. Why just last night CNN claimed that the violence caused by Antifa, a leftwing terrorist group that was out in force protesting Trump's Arizona rally, was caused by Trump's speech.
So if CNN believes words cause violence, why is CNN, with no medical expertise to back up its absurd claims, warning its audience that the man in charge of the nuclear arsenal, the most powerful man on the planet, is crazy and therefore very dangerous.
The message CNN is sending to violent, paranoid crazies looking for infamy, looking to alter history, is painfully obvious and intentional. CNN wants Trump dead, and kudos to Geraldo Rivera for finally speaking that truth out loud.