Donald Trump’s fear of being interviewed by anyone but Fox News is still driving his media schedule. On Thursday he got another tongue bath by Fox’s Maria Bartiromo, who has become one of the network’s most glassy-eyed disciples of the Trump Cult. Her questions were such sycophantic pablum that they would have embarrassed a North Korean State TV shill.
The entire interview was nothing but pure propaganda, as Bartiromo failed to challenge Trump on any issue, and her follow-ups mostly consisted of obediently nodding her head in agreement. But perhaps the most preposterous and troubling exchange occurred as she was wrapping up the interview and slipped into her best impersonation of a butt-kissing supplicant (video below):
Bartiromo: This is toward the end of your first term as president and this entire term has been dominated by resistance. You’ve gotten so much done: Tax legislation, international things, so much done. And yet the FBI take-down effort, pushback on all of your Supreme Judges, a complete drama around Brett Kavanaugh, the Democrats in Congress attacking your call with the Ukraine leader, then an impeachment trial.
Trump: Over nothing. Over absolutely nothing.
Bartiromo: And you keep…I’ve never seen anybody that can take a punch and get right back up and keep punching. Where does this resilience come from that you keep getting things done in the face of all of this?
Bartiromo makes groupies look respectable. She led off with a stream of unbridled praise for Trump’s alleged achievements, but could only list one, his tax cuts for the rich. Then she rattled off what she regarded as Trump’s obstacles, beginning with the inane conspiracy theory that Trump is calling “Obamagate.” Trump told Bartiromo that it was “the biggest political scandal of all time.” And Bartiromo giddily agreed. But when she asked Trump to explain what it is, he wandered off into an incoherent and unrelated rant about Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, never returning to actually answer the question. And Bartiromo failed to press him on it.
Following that, Bartiromo complained on Trump’s behalf about “pushback” he received on his Supreme Court nominations, as if that never happened to any other president. She didn’t bother to mention how Mitch McConnell single-handedly denied President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, even the courtesy of a hearing. That was followed by Bartiromo’s insipid references to Trump’s impeachment, characterizing it as an annoyance and not the historic event that only two other presidents have been subject to.
Finally, Bartiromo mustered up all her courage, batted her eyes, and confessed her adoration for Dear Leader’s divine strength and endurance in the face of an onslaught of evil. In her eyes he is just so powerful and dreamy. She could hardly get all of her tributes out due to the drool flowing from her quivering, orange-stained lips.
And that was just from the last couple of minutes of the interview. The rest of this fawning romance video was equally as crammed with adulation and hero-worship. On Trump’s part, he predictably peppered the hour with his trademark bullying, boasting, and bullshit. For instance…
- Trump lied about coronavirus fatality estimates, saying that 100,000 (which is up from his previous estimate of 60,000) should be regarded as a victory because it wasn’t 2,000,000.
- Trump threatened to prosecute and jail President Obama and Joe Biden for crimes that he couldn’t name.
- Trump tried to rewrite history by claiming that Putin wanted Hillary to win in 2016, even though Putin himself – and all of the U.S. intelligence community – said that Putin wanted Trump to win and helped him to do so.
- Trump Lied about having built “new” wall along the southern border, which Bartiromo agreed with, despite the fact that not a single mile of new wall has been built.
- Trump repeated his oft told lie that the U.S. was “taking in billions of dollars” in tariffs from China.
Trump closed by making a bizarre and callously insensitive comment about what he considered to be the positive side of a deadly pandemic. “The one thing about the Plague,” Trump bragged, “is that it said Trump was right.” WTHF is wrong with this so-called man? He is utterly devoid of any human-like attributes of sympathy. He is like the creature from Alien that is wholly focused on his own survival and will destroy anything that gets in his way. Except the movie is far more entertaining than watching Trump on Fox News. If you have the stomach for it, here’s the full tongue bathing …er… interview on Fox.
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This feels very North Korea… https://t.co/kdKEqECUJ8
— Molly Jong-Fast? (@MollyJongFast) May 14, 2020
9 thoughts on “Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo is Angling for Trump-Fluffer of the Year Award”
“The one thing about the Plague,” Trump bragged, “is that it said Trump was right.”
Uhhh…NO! It did NOT! It said no such thing!
What the hell is this POS Donnie-boy smokin’ up in our White House?? Hella great weed, or maybe smokin’ crack now?!? Cuz’ that boy is WAY TOO HIGH on somethin’!
1st of all, president U.R. Jackass ~ You show not 1 bit of sympathy for the 70,000+ families who have lost beloved people in their lives – families who can’t even be there to say good-bye; can’t have a funeral to grieve/comfort together; no proper burial cuz’ too many, dying too fast, so bodies being kept in refrigerator trucks, or put in mass graves (like 3rd World countries do in wartime)! All cuz’ U.R. Jackass Trump lied & denied, did not & do not care about anyone else but you, so we are STILL in midst of this virus & there is no end in sight! Many more will die & that’s fine with you. In fact, you claim you’ve done a tremendous job & give yourself a “10”!?!
I’d bet there’s about 70,000+ people who would disagree with that. So, even IF there WAS 1 good thing about it ~ which there is NOT ~ bragging on yourself is SADISTIC & CRUEL, you mindless little asswipe!
Trump is a 1,000,000 things – all of ’em bad – & anyone who STILL votes for him, should have their own loved ones die from the Trump Virus – not ours! – and should ride the same bus to hell with their Lyin’ King Trump-God. Preferably B4 Nov!
Do you really want 4 more yrs of this…& worse? Do you hate America & democracy that much? Cuz’ both are on life support now & won’t survive another term of that UNHOLY MONSTER, Trump! If you love him, take him home ~ sure Melania won’t mind ~ but, in the Name of all that’s Holy…DO NOT VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN!!!
I was absolutely disgusted when I heard that little bit of TrumpLicking. I swear, even Seanny isn’t that bad! Okay, yeah, he is, but Seanny doesn’t try to f*ck His Beloved God like Maria just did.
So, I posted this on Media Matters….
That is positively scary….
LOL…Yes it is!
Two superb replies on this article from Miss Sunny and Miss Kali…so much so I can’t add a bit to even match the wit brought forth by these two…
Awww…why thank you!
But please feel free to add to the dialogue here. The more, the merrier! We like the company!
Shtz journalism. Disgraceful
Ray. Remedial reading. It’s for you. Focus on comprehension.
Reading comprehension is often overlooked, but is a vital skill out in the real world of news & views.
The problem is that when the thin skinned don lies it always gets him on all of the major networks and shows oil can don speaking and prominently shows his face. Despite whatever this is, it gives him exposure and even negative exposure is better than no exposure at all. All of the news organizations should stop giving the orange sleaze this exposure and just make a comment (if it needs to) and kind of/sort of dismiss it. I can give you an example: the dotard 45 just made a proclamation that Obama, Biden and key others of his cabinet were guilty in “Obamagate.” He could not give any details except in saying that is was a horrible crime, then told everyone that they already new about the crime and claimed they already new all of the details. This got trumpelstiltskin a lot of exposure for the nest several days.
I agree ~ he doesn’t need to be on the news unless IT IS NEWS! Trumpenstein accusing anyone he doesn’t like of some stupid thing IS NOT NEWS! It’s bullshit! I’m so sick of seeing & hearing Trump on TV news every night ~ not like he has anything useful or truthful to say! He just has to be on TV to feed his bloated ego. The news media should practice discretion & use valuable newscast time to provide REAL NEWS of the day! So much news is not covered because “crap” gets valuable airtime.
Show us “the news we can use”… not that useless stuff Trump spews. You are taking part in spreading his lies when you broadcast them.
Also, why would his campaign buy any airtime for his ads, when you give Trump all that free time every night?!
Biden is home “staying safe” as we’re told to do. Does TV newsmedia plan to give Biden the same free airtime on the nightly news? Why not? Biden’s plans/views for USA would be NEWS we could use. (We have decisions to make.)
Better than Trump lies & bullshit, being reported as if it were actual news!
Trump refuses to wear mask or gloves, nor does he do ‘social distancing’. Bad example for a so-called leader to set! Covid-19 & MSM sure are easily exploited by Trump-a-chump & he keeps media from reporting on anything Trump doesn’t want people to hear.
Boycott the ugly orange-face of Covid lies & death — Report REAL NEWS instead!
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