CNN’s Sally Kohn, raging against President Trump’s tweet of him savagely punching a figure labeled CNN at a wrestling event, had another glaring moment in which her hypocrisy was on full display, as she bellowed, “When does it cross the line? When does it cross the line?”
Kohn appeared on a panel with Kayleigh McEnany, who provoked Kohn’s response when she was asked her opinion of Trump’s tweet. McEnany replied:
I think it was intended as a tongue-in-cheek, satirical video. Nothing serious. It might have made some people in his space laugh, but I think one of the most effective things that President Trump could do to win over those kind of moderate voters, who, by the way, don’t trust the media, which has the lowest approval rating in ever-Gallup recorded history, the way to reach those people is with facts, is to point out that Friday night, the Associated Press had to roll back a story, and they did it conveniently, right before everyone went off for the Fourth of July weekend. They reported on a fake meeting between the EPA Administrator and between Dow Chemical (sic) to try to make him look bad, that meeting never happened. They put out a clarification. They likewise put out another clarification on another story, conveniently, right before the holiday weekend. So I think using facts is the most effective way to bring this fight out.
After it was noted that Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert had commented that Trump had been beaten up by the media, and thus he had the right to respond, McEnany continued:
It wasn’t advisable; I wouldn’t have advised him to send that out. But what I would say is that he does have a right to fight back. Bossert is absolutely right to say that. He was called on liberal show on MSNBC, the morning show, he was called a thug, a goon, he was called unbalanced, not well, before he sent out anything attacking them. Likewise he was called Hitlerian by another host on MSNBC, and yet another host called for the assassination of his son-in-law, saying that President Trump should take a playbook (sic) from Mussolini. So when you have the press out there saying things like this, he has a right to fight back, and nothing he has said has been anywhere as harsh as a Hitler comparison, or being called (sic) for the assassination of Jared Kushner.
Kohn melted down, stating:
I actually can’t believe that this is happening. It was Donald Trump who said that Barack Obama wasn’t a citizen of this country. It was Republicans who said that he had a Kenyan colonialist mindset, that literally even questioned his legitimacy to be in the White House. Had President Obama gone to a veterans’ event, Kayleigh, a veterans’ event, and used that event to attack the media, you’d be all over with anger about that.
McEnany interrupted, “Guess what? He got roaring applause for that, by the way.”
Kohn barged back in:
You got to talk, so now it’s my turn. I can’t believe you can defend this! I mean, really? Is there no, so my question is, is there no line? Like, if that had been a picture not of a CNN logo, or a video not of a CNN logo, but it had been Jake Tapper’s head he was punching, would that cross a line for you? What if it was a picture of Donald Trump holding a bloodied CNN logo up? When does it cross the line? When does it cross the line?
McEnany replied, "You appear to have a listening problem, Sally, because I said it was not advisable for him to send that out.”
Kohn blasted, "And you defended it! And you defended it! You said it was just a joke!"
Kohn might well want to take a look in the mirror the next time she speaks of lines not to be crossed; only last week she tweeted this: