Howard Kurtz: A bizarre White House limit especially rips tech giants
‘MediaBuzz’ horde Howard Kurtz weighs in on President Trump’s amicable media limit that was absent Google, Facebook and Twitter.
CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon dedicated a apportionment of their airtime on Thursday night to address President Trump’s spelling errors.
“Now look, I’m not a one to pounce on each POTUS picadillo or truth-twisting tweet, though his latest exaggerate final a impulse of a time,” Cuomo began.
The “Cuomo Prime Time” horde was reacting to tongue-in-cheek remarks Trump gave during a Social Media Summit in a White House where he told a throng that notwithstanding criticism, he is a “good speller.”
“Any kind of a punctuation mistake, they put it on. So I’m very, really careful,” Trump pronounced jokingly. “Really, I’m indeed a good speller, though everybody says, ‘the fingers aren’t as good as a brain.”‘
“Good speller?” Cuomo reacted.
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He common some of Trump’s many memorable spelling errors, including “covfefe,” “smocking gun,” and “unpresidented.” Cuomo afterwards brought on Lemon to import in.
“A good speller? we don’t consider we could give him that,” Cuomo told Lemon. “I only don’t consider we could give it to him.”
Lemon common how he “used to win spelling bees” as a kid and how his skills have faded since, revelation Cuomo “I’m going to cut him some slack.”
“Here’s a thing… I’m not boss of a United States,” Lemon continued. “If we are a boss of a United States and people hang on your each word… afterwards we should check and recheck and double check and triple check and make certain that your spelling is correct.”
He added, “He’s a boss of a United States. Get it right.”
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Cuomo went on to call Trump’s remarks “another clever focus of his plant complex” and how he’s “very good during blaming others for things that he does.”
“This spelling thing- it’s got to be on him,” Cuomo laughed. “You know, there’s no approach it’s on us. It’s not only about small typos.”
“There’s a spellcheck on a iPhone or on your phone,” Lemon exclaimed. “It spells things for you!”
“There’s no excuse,” Cuomo said.