Even CNN criticized President Biden’s anti-MAGA primetime speech and its divisive optics.
CNN host Brianna Deilar joined in on the bipartisan criticism of Biden Thursday night.
“I was half-expecting to be dragged out of bed by government agents this morning after watching Darth Brandon’s ominous national address last night,” national radio host Todd Starnes wrote in an op-ed.
“Whatever you think of this speech the military is supposed to be apolitical,” the “New Day” anchor said.
“Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that. It’s wrong when Democrats do it. It’s wrong when Republicans do it,” she added.
Jeff Zeleny, the network’s chief national affairs correspondent who covers the White House, also criticized Biden.
“There’s nothing unusual or wrong with a President delivering a political speech — it’s inherent in the job description — but doing it against a backdrop of two Marines standing at attention and the Marine Band is a break with White House traditions,” Zeleny tweeted along with a photo.
The New York Post reports “Democrats had an online meltdown after hosts from their leftist network CNN dared question President Biden’s use of the military during his fiery primetime attack on his Republican rivals.”
The hashtag, “BoycottCNN” started trending on Twitter Friday.
“Brianna Keilar has sold her soul,” a user with more than 90,000 followers tweeted.
Keith Olbermann, who previously worked for CNN, said, “Remember, CNN anchors and reporters are living in dread of being Steltered by the new right wing management.”
Iraq War Vet and ex-DCCC Director @jaslow criticizes Biden's using Marines in backdrop of speech: the military isn’t “window dressing” for “political” speeches. @brikeilarcnn pic.twitter.com/lhunpbU1I2— New Day (@NewDay) September 2, 2022
Keilar responded to the backlash from Democrats in a tweet:
“It’s possible to agree with everything Biden said and still disagree with using Marines as backdrops for a political speech. Easier for military connected folks to grasp, like @jaslow, an Iraq war vet and former executive director of the
@dccc,” she said.