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Ben Stein was often critical of Trump during the election but now that he’s president, Stein sees what the media is doing to him. In a recent appearance on CNN, he went off on the network and other media outlets for their constant criticism. The Blaze reported: Ben Stein destroys CNN for constantly bashing Trump during live interview on CNN — Asked by CNN host Brianna Keilar what his thoughts were on Trump announcing his decision to not attend this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner, Stein begin tearing into the media. “I don’t blame Mr. Trump one bit for [making the decision],” Stein said. “He’s a punching bag, day after day after day in the media and I don’t blame him for not wanting to go and be a punching bag in person.”
Keilar appeared slightly confused over Stein’s answer, so she further pressed him on comments Trump recently made when Trump described “fake news” media — citing the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, among others — as the “enemy of the American people.” But again, Keilar got an answer she didn’t expect. “I wouldn’t say all the media is the enemy of the American people. But look, every day you pick up The New York Times they’re slamming, slamming, slamming him,” Stein said. — That’s when he started in on CNN. “I’m a great fan of CNN. I watch it quite faithfully every day. CNN is slamming him, slamming him, slamming him. Every day they are looking for a scandal,” Stein said. — Stein is right. The media treats Trump like an enemy and then acts surprised when he pushes back.
By Aaron Short
Former US Labor Secretary Tom Perez edged Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison by 35 votes Saturday to become the head of the Democratic National Committee.
He promptly called President Trump “the worst president in the history of the United States.”
After a months-long battle many Dems compared to a presidential primary, Perez outlasted Ellison in the second round of voting in Atlanta, securing 235 votes to Ellison’s 200. Perez had fallen one vote shy of the victory threshold in the first round of voting.
The results were another blow to Mayor de Blasio, who was in Atlanta to back Ellison.
Perez announced he would make Ellison “deputy chairman” of the DNC and embraced him from the podium after the vote.
Ellison wiped away tears, thanked his supporters, and said, “We don’t have the luxury of going out of this room divided.”
When Perez took the stage, he slammed President Trump and called for Democrats to remain engaged.
“They’re going to ask the question . . . where were you in 2017 when we had the worst president in the history of the US?” he said.
“We need every house call, we need to listen to people, we need to get back to basics, and we need to move forward,” he added.
The former Cabinet member earned the endorsements of several Obama administration alums, including former Vice President Joe Biden and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
Ellison’s most high-profile backer was Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but he also picked up support from Sen. Charles Schumer and Mayor de Blasio.
Democrats compared the race to a proxy war that refought the bruising 2016 primary between the left-wing Sanders and the party establishment led by Hillary Clinton.
Ellison enjoyed the support of the party’s upstart liberals, who saw his candidacy as a way to snatch a victory from November’s presidential defeat. Perez, who was on Clinton’s short list for vice president, was backed most strongly by Democratic stalwarts in the Obama and Clinton camps.
But Ellison, who is a Muslim, was damaged by criticism from pro-Israel organizations and slams from major Democratic donors who blasted his past associations with the Nation of Islam.
The Democratic Party–for the second time in a year—sent progressives a clear message: they want us to leave. Today, they voted to elect Tom Perez as the new DNC Chair, and after shunning progressives again, they had the audacity to call on the party to unite. Progressives will NEVER unite behind the establishment. #DemExit