CNN has long been known to reverse its coverage of a situation based on politics, but this may be one of their most blatant reversals.
When former President Obama visited Mt. Rushmore in 2008 during his campaign, CNN described Mt. Rushmore in a very positive light. Now that President Trump has visited, CNN is suddenly very concerned with the racial dynamics surrounding the landmark.
When President Obama was standing before Mt. Rushmore in 2008 it was majestic. CNN anchor Betty Ngyun said, “Barack Obama is in South Dakota today. He arrived there last night. Take a look at this. He got a good glimpse of the majestic Mount Rushmore.”
When President Trump visited Mt. Rushmore on Friday, Mt. Rushmore transformed into a monument of oppression. CNN’s Joe Jones said, “Trump is fighting to preserve these relics of heritage and history that some see as symbols of oppression. To indigenous people, Mt. Rushmore, with four white presidents, two of whom were slave owners, is one of those symbols.”
Depending on what party the President belongs to, Mt. Rushmore is either a majestic landmark or a symbol of all the nation’s past evils.
CNN’s hypocritical coverage of President Trump’s visit to Mt. Rushmore adds to a mountain of evidence that CNN is a de facto arm of the Democrat party.
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