CNN Say’s Trump Thinks Of Military As A Toy

CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen who previously worked under Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton, recently said the decision to put troops on the border, “suggests that the president increasingly sees the military as a playtoy that he can make political points with.”

Gergen stated, “[T]he most disturbing part of the news to me today was this notion that he’s — he wants to now send troops to the border. You know, it’s true that two past presidents have deployed the National Guard to the border. That was because there were pressing needs. There’s no pressing need here. This is more of a political move, and it suggests that the president increasingly sees the military as a playtoy that he can make political points with. First, he wants to have this big massive parade, which most people in the military look at and say, ‘Oh, why are we really doing this?’ … You know, he wanted to take money out of the military budget and pay for the wall. And now, he wants to send troops to the border. There’s no real reason why we need to send troops to the border, other than to make [a] political point and to satisfy the people who are talking to him from Fox this past weekend, saying, ‘Your supporters are getting impatient, Mr. President. They want to see action on the wall.’”

 
  • Diane Evans

    Ho hum. No one watches CNN. Even ignored in public places where it is the only option.

    • Will

      Actually it’s the most watched news in the world, because it’s accurate and fact checked. Fox news has been dropped in the uK, and, in Australia, is available only on a little watched cable network.

      • Freedom

        Will, do you work for CNN as you are also pushing fake news. CNN is not the most watched news stations in the world. Where did you get your facts from?
        https://www.trendrr.net/5197/ten-best-most-watched-news-channels-in-the-world-famous-biggest/

        • Freedom

          And one other point, CNN pays numerous outlets like airports to air their channel which artificially inflates their ratings.

        • Will

          Interesting that we never heard anything about “Fake News” until we elected a “Fake President”

        • greenlantern1

          Bill O’Reilly??

      • Diane Evans

        Thanks for sharing your humor, Will.

        • Will

          I KNOW THAT FACTS MEAN NOTHING TO SOME OF YOU
          ” Facts aren’t necessarily true” D trump

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          FACTS:

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          CNN has 40 editorial operations around the world and around 3,000 employees worldwide.

          CNN’s coverage is supplemented and carried by more than 1,000 affiliates worldwide.

          CNN reaches 91 million households in the U.S.

          CNN Digital is the number one online news destination, routinely registering nearly 200 million unique visitors globally each month.

          CNN International reaches more than 354 million households worldwide.

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          • Diane Evans

            AdWeek, the weekly advertising trade publication started in 1978 reports that CNN had significantly lower ratings in the 1Q of 2018.
            You are quoting CNN, which of course does not mention this fact.

          • greenlantern1

            FACTS are established in ACTUAL courts of law!!
            John Mitchell found that out!!

    • greenlantern1

      According to FOX “polls”!!

  • Martin Moon

    CNN is nothing more than a propaganda machine, it does not report the news. It attempts to create the news. Frankly, it is derelict and misleading and inept.

    • Greg Dennis

      Well said.

    • greenlantern1

      FOX does??

      • Freedom

        Look closer greenlantern1, the subject is about CNN, there is nothing here referencing Fox news. Please pay attention and stick to the subject.

        • greenlantern1

          I am!
          Subject?
          I CONSIDER THE SOURCE!!

      • meddah4

        Ha! They do more counter intelligence than you can figure out how you forgot to lock your front door. Oh, I forgot. You liberals like leaving your front door unlocked so criminals can freely enter the home and take whatever they want. Saves the cost of them breaking a window.

        • greenlantern1

          CRIMINAL?
          Our ONLY, convicted, AG was Nixon’s first, John Mitchell!
          Perfectly clear?

          • meddah4

            Phifft! Old school religion. We’ll watch Deliverance and play ‘Dueling Banjos’. In the mean time, happy trails.

          • greenlantern1

            “Old school religion?”
            Gimme that “OLD TIME RELIGION!”
            God’s WORD is good enough for me!!

    • Jack Montalto

      What CNN is and represents is a prop for the Left Wing Zealots. The most pathetic degenerate morons on the planet..

    • greenlantern1

      FOX is reliable??

  • Frank W Brown

    As if I would listen to ANYTHING cnn says, they wouldn’t know truth if it bit them on the ass!

    • greenlantern1

      Truth??
      YES OR NO??
      Was Nixon a CROOK??
      A LIAR??

      • Gammi2Anna

        Was Bill Clinton a RAPIST, MURDERER, ADULTURER, COMMUNIST, CROOK, MONEY GRUBBING CHEATER & LIAR? Nixon did what he had to do in order to achieve what no one else could. He brought an end to the Vietnam War. Nothing else matters as far as I’m concerned.

        • greenlantern1

          Anything resembling a charge?
          In order!
          Rape?
          Who was raped?
          Murder?
          Who had an economic motive, to murder, Ambassador Stevens?
          Putin?
          Trump?
          Was Dorothy Hunt’s plane crash an accident?
          Was Nixon a COMMIE??

          • Gammi2Anna

            Did you actually have a question that is relevant tp my comment or is your jibberish response just a new method you and your fellow Soros sponsored trolls are using to avoid having to realize facts. BTW, if you want to know of Clintons history of rape you can google his name and find the site that takes you back to his days beginning in high school and college. His history indicates that he is what I believe law enforcement calls a serial rapist. Now, get up off the ground, dust off your short pants and try to get a life that gets you out of the basement. Remember the old adage, ‘Sunshine is the best disinfectant’.

          • greenlantern1

            I specifically referred to a COURT OF LAW!
            Just as Bill O’Reilly was found guilty; in an ACTUAL court of law!
            They are the TRUE no-spin zones!!

          • Gammi2Anna

            Had you completed the challenge I gave you, your response would not have been so nonsensical. Sorry but as another old adage goes, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t MAKE him drink. Sometimes the trolls already know the truth so they just avoid the truth by trying to distract by bringing in another subject matter. That doesn’t work on me because I DO know the truth. Good-bye gnat, don’t bother me any longer since you will not open your eyes to the TRUTH.

          • greenlantern1

            “Truth”?
            YOUR court of law?
            GOODBYE!!
            GOOD RIDDANCE!!

  • Frank W Brown

    Hey Gergen, you really stink SO bad I can smell you from here in orogen!

  • rick meek

    CNN – Clinton News Network and on the take….The people need to use the Insurrection Act – Impound Act and other laws these NUTS enacted and have NO CLUE exists….I demand that we use something they only talk about when their butts are on the fire “which usually means they got caught doing something illegal” —– Get out the CONSTITUTION – dust it off – Put it to the use that the founding fathers created it for…..

    • Will

      “The constitution” say people who have never read or understood it. You had one of the top Constitutional lawyers in the country as President for 8 years. Now you have someone who hasn’t read it (He doesn’t read (or can’t)

  • Maggietish

    Does anyone ever even listen or watch CNN any longer. The latest polls have shown that CNN ratings are at the bottom of the barrel of every news network and cable station and they’ve earned it. They are continuing their witchhunt against President Trump, his family and his supporters. They give opinions even when they are blatant lies with no conscience at all. Interesting that CNN does not think that we should have a strong military but then again they’ve never supported the military and those people who serve many of whom have made the ultimate price for our freedoms, Thise at CNN don’t have any problem enjoying the freedoms that they have living in a free republic that has been bought and paid for by the blood of those in the military.

    • greenlantern1

      Strong military?
      Ever hear of the Walter Reed scandal?
      Who was president?
      Who was Secretary of the VA?
      Our only president, to order our troops to fire upon our vets, was President Hoover!
      Ever read about the BONUS MARCH?
      SMART??

    • Will

      sorry, you believe fox lies. it is the motr watched most respected and most honored news network in the world ;check any site except right wing loonies

    • Will

      what horseshit. They (CNN)are the most watched, celebrated and award winning news organization in the world. Of course, those watching FOX, a paid political propaganda machine wouldn’t know that, England just took Fox completely off the air, because they know it’s lies and made up stuff.

  • Bruce

    well you tell me what’s more exspensive? building a wall and having the proper border patrol or keeping the military at our border’s? We need to stop the cartels from bringing drugs and trafficking people! But the liberals see low wage and a voting base allowing illegal aliens to vote. We need to have the ” are you a citizen” question on the census so the legal US citizens are not paying for them! It’s not fair to force the US to be welfare for Mexico.

    • Will

      what welfare? and undocumented can’t vote.

      • Robert

        Have some mpre cool aid

      • Yojinbo67

        But they do illegally. And could you tell us why the US is economically responsible for the citizens of Mexico. Say, how many illegals do you want to support at your house?

        • Will

          Check the GOVERNMENT figures. Undocumented pay 12-14 BILLION in taxes yearly. I watched the head of Social Security says that Undocumented have put 100 BILLION into social Security in the last decade with NO HOPE of ever drawing from it.

        • greenlantern1

          Ever read the autobiography, NEVER AGAIN, by AG John Ashcroft?
          He, not Eric Holder, gave the order to rescue illegals!
          ANGRY??

      • Bruce

        California set up ID to allow driving witch is also allowed as legal ID to Vote! So did Chicago. There not suppose to vote but the liberals are overlooking that. It’s been known for quite some time Mexico basically sends their poor to the US as a form of welfare. The American citizen shouldn’t have their social services used on illegal aliens! On the census are you a citizen should be there! We count citizens not just how many people are here,that doesn’t cut it. As fare as I’m concerned every state and city that is a sanctuary should go broke for breaking federal immigration laws and the people harboring them should go to jail!

        • greenlantern1

          Want to have Arpaio “inspect” driver ID?

        • Will

          stop spreading lies and hate. That kind of driver’s licenses can NEVER be used for voting or travel (air, etc). it makes us safer on the road, insurance, etc. Undocumented can NEVER receive welfare of any kind. check GOVERNMENT figures of the Billions they pay in taxes and social security. Study why over 400 cities, counties, municipalities and STATES, have VOTED to be sanctuaries. BTW, illegal immigration and deportations are WAY down. arrests are UP because much of the current administration is invested in private prisons…they’ll keep them as long as possible, because, WE the people, pay them up to &%K per detainee, per year. It’s all about money. It screws up our economy, our workforce, families, and PAYS private prisons . PERIOD

    • Robert

      Not just Mexico, central America, middle East, they are comming from everywhere

    • greenlantern1

      You do know that Oliver North was part of Noreiga’s drug cartel?

      • Yojinbo67

        You are not super-hero. But you might be a comic!!

        • greenlantern1

          Our LAWS are a laughing matter??

      • clem

        OUR (the U.S.) C.I.A. was and still is the biggest importer of drugs into this country.The deep state,uses the money from the drugs to fund their off the books ops. That is why our “war on drugs” has and still is such a huge joke.

    • greenlantern1

      Drugs??
      You do know that Oliver North was part of Noreiga’s drug cartel?

  • Will

    The UK has just dropped Fox news from the whole country because they understand that it is a paid propaganda machine for the radical right. CNN is fact-checked and admired world wide. Deportations are DOWN from the Obama period because Trump and his cartel want detainees placed in PRIVATE facilities for as long as possible.(they are heavily invested) We (US< THE US CITIZENS) are paying from 72-75,THOUSAND dollars yearly for each detainee. It's all about money. Trump and his bunch are stripping the country of it's resources and money. Most will be in the federal pen soon enough, but so much damage has been done.

    • Robert

      OK libturds you keep thinking that way, and buy the way they dont want to take your guns eithor

      • greenlantern1

        They don’t allow guns in prison!
        A criminal, named Viktor Bout, your role model?

      • greenlantern1

        Right now; a fiend named Viktor Bout is behind bars!
        Ever hear of him??

    • Yojinbo67

      You are an idiot Lib!!

      • greenlantern1

        Tell THAT to the judge!!

    • old_salty_dawg99

      Will you need to step away form the look aid. CNN would not know a FACT if it ripped their Genitalia off and shoved it down their thoarts. Just look at what is happening in Europe and you can see the TRUTH. Which is they are no longer civilized Nations over there. The first thing to go when Civil Rights go is life and TRUTH. CNN is the new version of the State News that reported on things in the old USSR. I do believe the name in English was TASS. The deportions are up because Trump follows the Law and Constitution something Obozo the EGOTISTICAL MORONIC CLOWN though if brainless idiots can think was beneath him. DACA is proof of that. So please stop drinking the LIBERAL look-aid and remove your head from whatever LIBERAL’S rectum you have it planted in.

      • Will

        You have things backwards. Obama deported more than any other president . Trump is detaining people to make money in private prisons. Since you don’t watch real news U prob don’t know that the FBI raised trumps lawyers office yesterday, and trump is on video admitting to obstruction of justice.

  • donorlougeorge

    NONO CNN TRUMP IS OK PICK ON SOME ONE ELSE AS TRUMP IS DOING A GOOD JOB AS FOR ME I DIDNT VOTE FOR HIM BUT NOW HES GOT MY VOTE WHAT SAY YOU

    • greenlantern1

      Good job?
      Is that why the dollar is getting clobbered?
      Is that why his approval rating is so low?

  • greenlantern1

    What did IKE’s armies do to Hitler’s ATLANTIC WALL?
    Thanks to IKE, we do not have a northern wall!
    We do have the St. LAWRENCE SEAWAY!
    Thanks to IKE, we do not have a southern wall.
    He dedicated the Falcon Dam!

    • Yojinbo67

      You need to check your meds. They are obviously adversely affecting your thinking processes and common sense.

      • greenlantern1

        You often PRACTICE medicine without a license??

  • ahrcshaw

    What is the first responsibility noted in the Constitution as one of his duties as President, I rest my case because it is to defend the US and its border. We already know more then half of the US Congress knows little about the Constitution, very few College students are aware of its contents, while I believe those citizens with just a High School diploma know more. How can anyone sware to protect anything they do not believe in? Professional hypocrites is what it is!

    • Will

      Trump has never read the Constitution, as he tries to go against it almost daily. He doesn’t read.

      • ahrcshaw

        So what he has a higher IQ then Oblamer, he can uses sigh language as far as I am concerned. What is s even worse is Oblamer is a Constitutional lawyer and he decided that he knew better then our founding fathers and wants to adapt it to his socialistic BS. I think youee to

        • greenlantern1

          Our founding fathers APPROVED of Trump??

    • greenlantern1

      What did IKE do to Hitler’s ATLANTIC WALL?
      Thanks to IKE; we do not have a northern wall!
      We do have the St. Lawrence Seaway!
      Thanks to IKE; we do not have a southern wall.
      He dedicated the Falcon Dam!
      Was he a great president??

  • Jaron Gant Joyner

    Media-Don’t you ever get Tired of wasteing your “INK”-On pure B.S.-President Trump has Actually Done many Good-Things for our Country-But We don’t ever hear any of it From Most of our Media-CNN-You’re really BAD-I Sweat does George SOROS Own you.???

    • Will

      list something Trump has done that is good for the country…ANYTHING, please

      • ahrcshaw

        Getting the Democrats out of the WH, and cleaning up the Swamp, is a good start.

        • Will

          hahahaha….there has never been so many Swamp critters around our government as right now

        • greenlantern1

          Wasn’t Nixon a Republican?

    • greenlantern1

      Many good things?
      NAME ONE!!

  • Will

    Has anyone else noticed that we never heard about FAKE NEWS until we had a FAKE PRESIDENT???

  • Jaron Gant Joyner

    Trump has helped on out Taxes-The Liberals-Want to Make us pay more Taxes-If they were in power.Trump-Loves America-OBama-Had weaken our Military-So we were endanger-Didn’t care about our Safety-And Trump-Does.OBamacare-Was a Scam-And Trump-Has helped-In trying to get Rid of this Diaster.If you will Check the “Numbers”-We have more people working-Not living off of Welfare-But Supporting themselves.-He is a Good-Business man-And makes good Deals for AMERICA-Not other Countries.America-Is Actually-Respected-We dont have someone Apologizeing-For our Great Country.Now I could go on-But frankly I’m very Pleased “GOD”-Is back in our White House-And Islam-Is not what America was founded on.

    • Will

      We just reached a TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT (thanks to Trump). We’re on the verge of nuclear war (thanks to Trump). Obamacare saved my life, and some of my friends. Obamacare was actually the American Care Act which most Trump supporters didn’t realize was THEIR insurance that they depend on. Welfare is (according to ALL sites, including the Government), primarily in RED states; yes, Republican led. He is a terrible businessman; almost all of his companies have failed and/or claimed bankruptcy (which WE pay for). he pays no bills; from dishwashers to major architects, and has hundreds of cases for non-payment coming up. He has no religion, no moral compass, is as far from Christianity than anyone ever president. He is ignorant; doesn’t or can’t read, is a serial molester/abuser and accused child rapist. His wife, who seems like a sweet girl, is a former paid escort and soft-core lesbian porn model, who got into the country, working illegally, then receiving a “genius” visa. she then got her parents in with “chain immigration” which Trump talks about. He admires KGB assassin Putin and other Fascist, or Communist leaders around the world, and is appointing unskilled people to head all our agencies. The new dept of Interior head has already started selling off our national parks for oil and gas extraction. All that for starters. You must be asleep

    • greenlantern1

      Do deficits matter?
      Who is going to pay the debt??

    • greenlantern1

      In order!
      Taxes?
      Do deficits matter?
      Strong military?
      Remember the Walter Reed scandal?
      Who was president?
      Who was Secretary of the VA?
      Ever read about the BONUS MARCH?
      Hoover was our ONLY president to order our troops to fire upon our vets!
      SMART??

  • meddah4

    More stupid CNN stuff.

  • Tom Ford

    Gergen WHO?

  • old_salty_dawg99

    Yet another CNN moron proves their IGNORANCE. The ILLEGALS headed for our border were an invading force and Trump did what any President would do when their Nation was facing an invasion he sent troops to meet the invading force. I only hope he gave shoot to kill orders for anyone who crosses the border ILLEGALLY.

    • greenlantern1

      Was Nixon’s “hard hat” RIOT lawful??

    • greenlantern1

      Ever hear of fellow Americans Ray Kot, Sunnil Rattu and Martin Caballero?
      They were murdered at Trump Taj Mahal!!

  • greenlantern1

    General Douglas MacArthur was proud, to fly the UN flag, at Inchon!
    Was he a great, American general?