CNN’s Jim Acosta addressed Republican lawmakers on Saturday, finding the name of former President Donald Trump’s new social media platform TRUTH ridiculous and ridiculing his supporters in Congress.
Acosta, who hits Trump and the Republican Party pretty hard every weekend, drew attention to campaigns that frequently use the cliché of “blowing things up to surprise us and vote for them.” And he is right. Everything from beer bottles to cars has been revealed in campaign ads as a message of supposed strength and determination because they don’t like vaccine mandates or critical race theory or all of that.
“Of course, politicians have the right to run all the crazy ads they want, but this violent political message has no place in American society. It’s just not like that, not after January 6, ”Acosta said. “Not after supporters of the former president resorted to violence to try to reverse the results of a free and fair election and not after Trump continues to lie about what happened that day. He released a statement this week repeating the big lie, saying that the insurrection took place on November 3, the day of the elections … and that January 6 was to protest against it, [which] it’s delusional, of course. “
And earlier this week, Trump spread another lie while criticizing a highly respected man, four-star General Colin Powell, who died of complications from COVID-19. Trump did not speak kind words or offer sympathy to Powell’s family after his death. Instead, Acosta noted, Trump criticized him in a statement, calling him RINO (Republican in name only), which he was not.
“For years, Powell tried to warn Republicans about the direction of the Republican party,” Acosta said. Back in 2008, Powell called out Republicans who falsely claimed that then-candidate Barack Obama was Muslim, as if that was a bad thing. Taking your party and telling a harsh truth that it’s true leadership. “
Colin Powell also tried to sound the alarm about Donald Trump. Shortly after January 6, Powell said the uprising on Capitol Hill was part of what he had been warning about.
With Twitter and Facebook ripping off Trump, making reaching his followers more difficult than before and during his tenure, he announced the launch of a “new platform to amplify these lies,” as Acosta put it.
“He’ll call it SOCIAL TRUTH,” Acosta said. “Now, there are rules about TRUTH. For example, apparently, nothing bad can be said about Trump. And when Trump and other users post their messages, they will be called ‘truths’. One hundred dollars say that Trump’s first ‘truth’ about TRUTH will be a lie. Because he is a liar. “
Resurfacing his “blowing things up” analogy from the beginning of his segment, Acosta said: “If Republican politicians want to blow things up, if they want to shock us, do it before it’s too late, before there is more political violence. in the country”. this country – tell the truth. He lost. “Acosta repeated quietly,” He lost. You can practice this at home in front of a mirror. Just say the words: he lost. “
Continuous. “You know that ignoring it won’t make it go away. Kissing the ring will not make it go away. Impersonating him certainly it won’t make it go away. He will find new ways to disgust and betray you because there is no bottom. There has never been a bottom and there never will be be bottom.
“Your soul is a black hole that swallows the closest and weakest objects around it. Blowing up a Prius in a TV commercial doesn’t make you sound harsh. It makes you look ridiculous. If you want to sound tough, let us impress by telling the truth. “