A leftist journalist, a former worker, a grieving widow, and a farmer. These are individuals who CNN introduced on all through the morning on Wednesday to trash the President. Not as soon as throughout the 4 hour time span did CNN convey on one one who was critiquing Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

However 4 occasions in as many hours, New Day and CNN Newsroom went out of their solution to discover company to plead for Individuals to vote Trump out of workplace. Senior political analyst John Avlon began off the line-up by hailing such anti-Trump advocates: “the one factor essential for the triumph of evil is for good males to do nothing.”

Offering his regularly scheduled hit on Donald Trump throughout New Day, Avlon introduced up a favourite matter of CNN: former administrative officials attacking the President. Avlon declared: “You undergo all of American historical past, you’ll be able to’t discover this many former administration officers warning in opposition to the reelection of the President they serve.” We’ll ignore the Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr instance.

This was the primary of a number of examples the place CNN hosted a phase with no different cause than to assault the President. There was not even an try to cover the partisan Democratic Celebration agenda as they deserted their journalistic integrity as soon as once more.

Former Trump worker and writer of a e-book attacking the President, Barbara Res, was introduced on the present subsequent. Co-host Alisyn Camerota fortunately requested: “Let’s simply begin with the racist conduct that you simply say you witnessed.” No truth checking, simply the assaults. It must be famous that Res has publicly acknowledged on Twitter that she has been actively talking out in opposition to the President since at the least 2015.

Host John Berman later introduced on Alice Roberts, a grieving widow whose husband died to COVID-19 earlier this yr. Roberts just lately wrote an op-ed in a local paper asking individuals to not vote for the President. Berman famous: “You say this yr the one plea you made was pleading for his life and now you are pleading for individuals to vote in opposition to President Trump.”

Lastly, Christopher Gibbs, a board member of Rural America 2020, a nonprofit which speaks out in opposition to the President, was introduced on by Newsroom host Poppy Harlow within the 10:00 a.m. ET hour to criticize the administration’s insurance policies. Harlow introduced up one among his assaults: “He posted these billboards in Iowa and Georgia … He stated he is left of Republican Celebration and can vote for Joe Biden.”

Apart from Roberts, none of those acts or statements had been current. This was not about reporting the information however about advancing the Democratic Celebration by weakening the President. Avlon, Gibbs, and Res all notably have a historical past of attacking the President.

With all due respect to those individuals, Mrs. Roberts particularly, this was a blatant partisan assault from CNN.

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New Day
7:54 AM ET

JOHN BERMAN: So this morning President Trump is uniting individuals at the least in a single entrance in ways in which have by no means been accomplished earlier than. John Avlon with a actuality test. 

JOHN AVLON: We view American politics by a prism of division, we see a President Trump rage as he tries to inflame his base, we see Congress bitterly divided alongside hyper partisan strains, we see states the place political opponents really feel like private enemies. So it may be arduous to see a shocking signal of bipartisanship on this election, maybe unprecedented in American historical past, I am speaking about Republican help for Joe Biden. As a result of there are at the least 450 distinguished Republicans, leaders of their get together over many years who are supporting the Biden-Harris ticket. You noticed a handful converse of the Democratic conference however within the previous couple of weeks we’ve seen two former chairman of the Republican get together Mark Grasco and Michael Steele endorse Joe Biden, 5 former Senators and 24 former Republican members of Congress. Former Republican Governors, CIA administrators, cupboard secretaries, a U.N. Ambassador, navy leaders and Cindy McCain. However that is not all, there are 129 nationwide safety officers from Republican administrations, a whole lot of George W. Bush administration alumni and 46 members of Mitt Romney’s marketing campaign. As well as the Lincoln challenge, very long time GOP operatives who made among the most viral advertisements of the cycle. This is not regular, however then these are usually not regular occasions. It’s normal to have a handful of people cross get together strains, we noticed it Georgia Senator Zelle Miller, Ed Koch again Bush 43 in his election. And so referred to as Obamacons in 2008. However here’s what’s by no means occurred, so many Trump administration veterans endorsing his rival for President. And that is not even counting senior administration officers to have immediately or not directly warned Individuals concerning the risks of Donald Trump, individuals like John Bolton, Rex Tillerson, Jim Mattis and John Kelly. These are people who labored intently with President Trump and their tales line up. 


AVLON: You undergo all of American historical past, you’ll be able to’t discover this many former administration officers warning in opposition to the reelection of the President they serve. FDR had a couple of defections when he ran for a 3rd time period, Harry Truman splintered Democrats into Dixie Democrat Progressive events and all the time a couple of critics writing books on the finish of administrations however nothing like this. The query for the entire above is why. Some speak about Biden’s decency, expertise, dedication to discovering frequent floor, however Sean O’Keefe a former Navy secretary informed me, providing up a quote typically attributed to Edmund Burke, the one factor essential for the triumph of evil is for good males to do nothing. And that is your actuality test. 

ALISYN CAMEROTA: Wow. John, wow. Having you set all of this collectively is one place is so useful as a result of, you recognize, we typically see these totally different emotions pop up on social media or no matter, however all at one, that’s highly effective. 


8:28 AM ET

ALISYN CAMEROTA: Former longtime government in Donald Trump’s actual property firm says she witnessed racist, sexist and throughout boorish conduct from Donald Trump for years. Barbara Res writes in her new e-book, quote, should you did not know the precise truth he may slip one thing previous you. Becoming a member of us now’s Barbara Res, her new e-book is about her 18 years working for Trump, it is referred to as “Tower of Lies” and it’s on e-book cabinets now. Barbara, nice to see you. 

BARBARA RES [Author]: Good morning. It is good to see you once more. 

CAMEROTA: So let’s speak about the whole lot that you simply witnessed. I imply, you could have this front-row seat for 18 years. Let’s simply begin with the racist conduct that you simply say you witnessed. You write in your e-book that he did not need any black staff on his development websites and right here is what you write, ‘get him off there proper now, Donald stated, and do not ever let that occur once more. I do not need individuals to suppose that Trump Tower is being constructed by black individuals.’ You go on to say he additionally did not need any black job applicant, a younger man, sitting within the foyer of Trump Tower. Why? Why did not he need any blacks seen? 

RES: Okay. Nicely, it is the primary merchandise the place there was a black man grinding the concrete on the second ground of the constructing when it was large open and you might see — you may see it from the road and that is — and he noticed it from his workplace or the constructing foyer and that is what upset him and he referred to as me and one other individual and he stated I do not need that to occur once more. We do not need individuals pondering that that is being constructed by black individuals. Later I used to be interviewing architectural college students for a plant clerk job and I had a younger man ready for me within the foyer, I used to be throughout the constructing and after I interviewed him I noticed Donald, he grabbed somebody, informed me he must see you. He stated do not ever let that occur once more, I do not need black youngsters sitting in my foyer the place millionaires are coming in to purchase residences. Do not let that occur. That basically took me aback, I need to be trustworthy with you. I feel to today and I am not certain, I did not select this man as a result of I had a greater candidate that I appreciated that was extra attention-grabbing in following up on development, however would I’ve employed him, you recognize, I in all probability would have. 

CAMEROTA: So when Donald Trump on the time stated issues like that, I imply, I do know it was at ’80s, did anyone ever say to him, name him on that and say, how dare you converse like that? 

RES: Nicely, I did. I did. I stated you are being ridiculous. You realize, see, you needed to choose your spots with Donald and I tried to, you recognize, be trustworthy but it surely however not enrage him as a result of what was the purpose of that? I wasn’t completely happy about it to be trustworthy with you, but it surely’s additionally it is a very long time in the past, it was a very totally different time and other people say, nicely, why did you continue to work for him? There weren’t a number of decisions on the time, particularly for a woman engineer. So I figured being there I may do greater than letting him rent one other racist like himself to do my job. 

CAMEROTA: You additionally say he can’t stand the working class individuals who make up his base. You write his world is private drivers, unique golf equipment, non-public planes and events, however with out the Maga hat carrying white male he has no political profession. So he created this charade, pal to the frequent man. 

RES: Completely. 

CAMEROTA: Give me a break. Trump cannot stand the frequent man. How are you aware that? 

RES: Nicely, there’s a story in my e-book which could be very telling. After a challenge construction is accomplished, the concrete or metal you could have an enormous get together celebrating that and thanking the lads for the work and it is all the time males. We had been planning a celebration and I went to see Donald with the challenge supervisor from the contractor and we talked about Donald was all enthusiastic about IT, he stated that is nice, I am going to have this, I will do this, I will have this politician. Blah, blah, blah. We had been speaking concerning the logistics and the way there have been so many males engaged on the job it is going to be not simple to place collectively. He stated what? What males? You aren’t going to have the staff right here. And we stated, Donald, it is for the employees. Okay. How about simply the foremen. I will have champagne right here. This isn’t for staff, not for the development staff. That to me was indicative of the indisputable fact that right here had been these, I do not know, a pair hundred, perhaps extra individuals which might be working very arduous for him to construct him a constructing and he had completely no feeling for them. He completely disregarded them, he had no respect for them. 

CAMEROTA: So, Barbara, you labored for him for 18 years. So the Donald Trump that you simply see as we speak in your TV display screen the identical as the person that you simply labored for? Is there one thing that’s shocking you now as we speak? 

RES: That is type of the essence of my e-book, I’m going again and speak concerning the seeds of what we see as we speak being there after I was working for him means again when and since I had this very uncommon relationship with him and a lot entry there actually is nobody that may converse to the Donald of that point in all probability higher than I. Sure, he has modified, however, once more, like I stated, you might all the time see it coming. There have been some issues about him that did shock me and perhaps as a result of he is type of protected me from this aspect of him, however like that comment that Billy Bush comment means again when in 2016 about ladies, you recognize, that shocked me. I did not suppose that, you recognize, he would go on TV and admit to assaulting ladies. There are issues that do shock me however issues that do not shock me, you recognize, they’re all within the sample, this he adopted the patterns that he set. 

CAMEROTA: Rapidly, what about all of the revelations about his taxes, that he hasn’t paid taxes for a few years, that he just lately paid $750 taxes whereas he was in workplace. You say that he thinks that legal guidelines and issues like which might be for silly individuals. Which means what? 

RES: Sure, I completely agree with that. You realize, he thinks that each regulation will be skirted a technique or one other and he has been doing that and he is type of gotten away with it. The taxes did not shock me at all. I might have anticipated simply that. What stunned me was a yr in the past, over a yr in the past the “Instances” did an article about how his household arrange this rip-off company to do all of the repairs and stuff on the trump buildings and so they had been capable of take all this cash out of the firm and never pay, you recognize, property taxes on it and stuff like that. I used to be shocked to see that there had been individuals, Mary Ann and Elizabeth, his two sisters that I knew fairly nicely, I used to be so dissatisfied in seeing that, that they had been concerned in one thing like that. 

CAMEROTA: I simply need to learn from the trump aspect, his Communications Director for the Trump marketing campaign says about your e-book that is, quote, that is transparently a disgruntled former worker packaging a bunch of lies in a e-book to generate income. We solely have a couple of seconds, Barbara, your response. 

RES: My response, we left on very good phrases, I received a pair letters of suggestions, fantastic letters of suggestion from Donald. I did not know what this was going to be like and I really feel that, you recognize, everybody right here has to do what they’ll to cease him from getting reelected and what I can do is write a e-book and that is what I did. 

CAMEROTA: The e-book once more known as “Tower of lies” it’s out now, Barbara res, thanks very a lot for being on “New day.” 


8:40 AM ET

JOHN BERMAN: This morning the spouse of a New Jersey police officer who died of coronavirus in might is talking out. Police officer Charles Roberts referred to as Rob by associates and household served on the power for 20 years. He handed away on the age of 45, abandoning his spouse Alice and three youngsters, Shay, Natalie and Gavin. Alice revealed an op-ed within the New Jersey Star Ledger titled “My Husband Died Of Covid-19 and I Have Simply One Plea To Make Of You.” Alice Roberts joins us now. Alice … .


BERMAN: You wrote this piece in some methods as a message to voters and additionally as a message to President trump and also you say in your thoughts the one factor he understands is winners and losers. So inform us, should you can, what you personally have misplaced. 

ALICE ROBERTS [Guest]: I imply, I feel that is arduous to place into phrases and even conceptualize it. I nonetheless suppose I am studying each day it hits me in a different way as to what I’ve misplaced. I do not suppose that is actually measurable. I do not suppose it is simply what I’ve misplaced, both, I feel it is what this world has misplaced. …

BERMAN: And clearly your youngsters have misplaced a father and that loss is immeasurable, but it surely’s like so many others on this nation now their lives have been upended. How? 

ROBETS: Proper, I feel a part of my article is I do not really feel that trump has misplaced something. He says how sick we’re of the virus, yeah, we’re all actually sick of the virus, I am unable to say anybody is extra sick of it than individuals who have misplaced family members. So, you recognize, we have misplaced an unimaginable quantity and I feel we simply stand to lose a lot extra within the subsequent 4 years if he’s reelected. I do not suppose most individuals can say their lives have been made higher throughout these previous 4 years, particularly not throughout this previous yr. I definitely can say my life has turned at the least 90 levels, however it is arduous to inform how a lot extra — I hate to query that as a result of that is a scary query, how far more can we actually take? 

BERMAN: You inform your story when your husband received sick and ended up in the hospital, you had been solely in a position to see him twice. Simply twice as soon as he was within the hospital which I do know has received to be extremely painful and also you say you have solely made a couple of pleas in your life. Up till this level what have a few of these pleas been? 

ROBERTS: I imply, I feel for essentially the most half we had a very nice life collectively, we had been each in jobs that we loved and so they had been socially rewarding. We received a number of constructive suggestions residing and dealing in the city. You realize, I do not hope for lots in life, you recognize, we prayed and hoped he would get higher and that did not occur, however, do you know what, now I pray and hope that his dying can have some which means and higher objective. We had hoped to donate his organs, he had signed up for the organ registry and we weren’t capable of due to the virus. So now I simply hope that his dying can result in some constructive change on this nation and I need individuals to know we’re an actual household and we’re actually grieving and this is not faux information and it isn’t exaggerated. So I – pled with individuals to vote and to vote their acutely aware. 

BERMAN: You say this yr the one plea you made was pleading for his life and now you are pleading for individuals to vote in opposition to President Trump. What was it like so that you can watch the President’s battle with coronavirus when he received sick? 

ROBERTS: That is arduous to say. I imply, I do know lots of people really feel that he speaks for them and that he is simply one among them, however he isn’t one among us. You realize, he received high notch medical care, not everybody who will get sick goes to get that. He was capable of get examined a number of occasions in per week. My husband’s assessments had been combined up and so they took weeks to return. I am sorry, are you able to repeat the query? 

BERMAN: I used to be simply going to ask you the way it felt to observe the President undergo his battle with coronavirus. 

ROBERTS: Yeah, so then he miraculously recovered and I assumed then at that time, wow, he may actually present a human aspect. Nicely, I did not actually suppose that. I might be foolish to suppose that. However then when he went up these steps and unveiled his masks and then since then has had, you know, tremendous spreader rallies, it is actually like he is — he is actually spitting on all these family members’ graves. I had a fellow highschool classmate whose father additionally died of covid and he or she stated — she spoke for CNN and wrote some articles saying Trump is spitting on my father’s grave and that is precisely how I really feel. He had a option to be extra human and to point out empathy, however I do not suppose he is potential — he isn’t potential — it isn’t potential for him to point out empathy as a result of I do not suppose he can really feel that emotion. I feel he thinks of 1 individual and that is himself and he likes to grandstand. You realize, he hasn’t referred to as me to want me his sympathies, you know, I’ve heard from the Governor of New Jersey, I’ve heard from Joe Biden final evening. They present empathy and caring and kindness and that is actually missing within the President. 


CNN Newsroom
10:48 AM ET

POPPY HARLOW: So an Ohio farmer who voted for the President in 2016 is now main a push to cease the President’s re-election. His title is Christopher Gibbs. He is the President of Rural America 2020. He posted these billboards in Iowa and Georgia, calling them superspreader occasions. … He stated he is left of Republican get together and can vote for Joe Biden. It is good to have you ever. 

CHRISTOPHER GIBBS [Farmer]: Thanks. 

HARLOW: You are type on an island when it involves your fellow farmers. While you take a look at polling over the summer time, 75% of farmers in the US polled say they will vote for the President. What I discover attention-grabbing it is an even increased proportion than 2016. Why do you suppose your message is not swaying them? 

GIBBS: Nicely the President has received farmers throughout the Midwest and actually all throughout the US in a monetary snare with the commerce battle, or I ought to say battle on commerce is what I name it. When the President began the battle on commerce clear again in March of 2018, what occurred instantly is we misplaced confidence in our international markets and international markets are how agriculture brings {dollars} again to rural communities. Definitely we misplaced the entire commerce that we had been doing to China with soybeans. So what the President did at that time was he extracted {dollars} from the Monte Crib company, from a $30 billion fund inside USDA, to start out paying farmers off to make up the distinction. And the way that is labored over time is $12 billion in 2018, then $16 billion, after which $19 billion, after which a couple of month in the past $14 billion, and congress is in all probability going to weigh in, if they ever get their act collectively, on one other stimulus for extra {dollars}. I am going to let you know, on my farm, that is going to finish up most possible this yr going to be greater than 50% of my web farm revenue goes to return immediately from the taxpayer. So farmers are trapped. They don’t seem to be capable of get out of that snare as a result of our markets have not completely returned, and so they proceed to help the President. And that is definitely unlucky. 

HARLOW: So your level is taxpayer funded constant bailouts of farmers is making them entire, but it surely’s not entire due to — due to simply their crops, et cetera. I hear that. However after we take a look at the USDA farm revenue information this yr, it is on monitor to be $103 billion, that is 65% increased than 2016. I hear your level, a number of it is due to these bailouts however it’s nonetheless additionally sustaining farmer help for the President. I assume the query is what’s the objective with these billboards? It does not seem to be it is taking away help from the President amongst your fellow farmers? 

GIBBS: Take into accout the billboards had been simply up per week or so in the past, however rural America 2020 what I am concerned with, we’re up in six states. We’re up within the battleground states if you’ll, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Minnesota I suppose I stated. All of these states we’ve steering committees. Steering committees, we’ve over 40 people which might be skilled people, farmers, academics, retired legislators, the entire gamut. What these people do is convey to us what’s essential in these rural areas. What’s essential, like your earlier visitor stated, was rural well being care. Rural well being care is extraordinarily essential. So what we did with the billboards was begin that dialog. It is true these had been superspreader occasions and that is scaring the dickens out of people in these rural areas. 

HARLOW: I’ve 20 seconds left. You are not simply leaving the President, you are leaving the whole Republican get together. Why go away the entire get together? 

GIBBS: The get together does not exist the means I got here up. I got here up as a Reagan Republican, bush Republican. On this get together, there is no such thing as a fiscal accountability. That is out the window. There is no free commerce. There is no diplomacy. There is no statesmanship and pro-life is definitely in query when you could have people operating round saying they will not wash a masks as a result of it is my physique, my selection.


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