A funny thing happened today en route to CNN pundit Brooke Baldwin assembling an anti-Trump narrative.
To understand the epic level of today’s fail by Ms. Baldwin, it’s important to note her earlier interview of a 2013 Syrian chemical attack survivor, Kassem Eid, three days ago. He was brought on CNN to express his anxiety about ongoing attacks against the Syrian innocents and frame the liberal R2P humanitarian perspective.
Today, in the aftermath of last night’s airstrike, Ms. Baldwin brought Kassem Eid back to frame a narrative about President Trump launching an airstrike in Syria, but being unwilling to accept Syrian refugees. The objective was to frame Trump’s hypocrisy.
To drive the point home the CNN producers assembled a Hillary Clinton carefully scripted speech soundbite as the lead-up to the question: “we cannot speak of protecting Syria’s babies, and in the next breath close America’s doors to them“.
However, what happened next wasn’t expected by Baldwin. She couldn’t shut down the segment fast enough. This is funny. Stay with it.