CNN Analyst Says Indictment Of ‘Terrorist’ Trump Makes Him As Happy As The Day Osama Bin Laden Died

CNN contributor Michael Fanone celebrated the latest Trump indictment involving the events of January 6th by comparing it to the death of 9/11 architect Osama Bin Laden.
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CNN contributor Michael Fanone celebrated the latest Donald Trump indictment involving the events of January 6th by comparing it to the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden.

Fanone made the startling and reprehensible comparison on Tuesday’s “CNN Tonight” with left-wing host Laura Coates.

Special Counsel Jack Smith indicted the former President on four federal charges stemming from the events that took place on January 6 and for allegedly interfering in official proceedings.

When asked for his thoughts on the news Fanone, who is a former Capitol Police officer, unleashed.

“When I first learned about the indictment, I had a long conversation with a friend of mine, Ryan Reilly, and I told him how proud I felt to be an American at that moment,” he said. “Much in the way that I did when I learned that our military had killed Osama bin Laden. I just felt incredibly proud.”

Deranged lunatic, party of one.

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Fanone Was All In On The Trump/Bin Laden Comparison

Coates seemed genuinely taken aback by Fanone’s comparison of Trump to Bin Laden, asking, “These two seem comparable to you?”

Offered an opportunity to course-correct, Fanone instead doubled down.

“Oh, I believe they’re comparable,” he replied. “Absolutely.”

The CNN contributor then actually tripled down, making a direct comparison of the former President of the United States to the man who took the lives of 2,977 Americans on 9/11.

“Osama bin Laden was a terrorist who committed a horrific act against the American people and against our republic. And I believe that Donald Trump is a terrorist who committed horrific acts against the American people,” Fanone said.

The overly emotional Fanone initially made the remarks to NBC News “justice reporter” Reilly, and said he hoped he was partly responsible for the indictment.

“Donald Trump spent his entire lifetime f***ing around and he’s about to find out,” he said. “I’d like to think that in some small way I played a part in all this.”

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They Are Insane

Coates expressed concern that Fanone’s over-the-top rhetoric would distract from what people need to be taking away from the Trump indictment.

He responded that the only thing that matters going forward is the jurors and what they think.

“Other than that, what I say – what I say or what Republican lawmakers say is just, you know, s*** to take up time on cable news,” he suggested.

Fanone is a classic example of a left-wing analyst lacking the intellectual capacity to form cogent thoughts and relying way too heavily on curse words to seem passionate and articulate.

He does it time and again with the above quote to Reilly, the comment to Coates, once calling Kari Lake a “piece of s***” during an on-air segment, and when he opined that “history is going to take a big s***” on Mike Pence’s head.

CNN keeps airing him in part because they think his cursing is edgy, and in part, because they know guests lacking intelligence work really well for their viewers.

Fanone is best known for his melodramatic testimony, which even his own colleagues have criticized as playing to the national media.

To be fair, he does have a personal stake in what happened on January 6th.

Fanone was dragged into a mob and beaten during the chaos at the Capitol. The officer suffered a heart attack during the melee and later publicly denounced lawmakers and others who downplayed the attack.

The man who pulled him into the crowd was sentenced to 90 months in prison.

Fanone was one of four police officers whose testimony before the House Select Hearing on the Capitol riot moved former Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) to tears.

He became visibly emotional himself during testimony, saying “what makes the struggle harder and more painful” is seeing lawmakers “downplaying or outright denying what happened” on January 6th.

“The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful,” Fanone said, raising his voice and pounding the table.

What is disgraceful, Officer Mike, is using a health incident that could have been suffered during any actions on any day in the course of your Capitol Police duties to compare President Trump to a terrorist who killed thousands of Americans.

That’s what is disgraceful.

Fanone isn’t the only delusional leftist to compare January 6th to 9/11, however. The aforementioned Kinzinger said lawmakers needed to stand up to Trump much in the same way Todd Beamer and the passengers of United Flight 93 did to terrorists on 9/11.

“If you think about heroics on Flight 93 that saved the Capitol in 2001, it wasn’t Todd Beamer alone,” Kinzinger said. “It was everybody standing up and saying we’ve had enough.”

“We’re going to sacrifice ourselves to do this, and right now we need more Republicans to stand up, and lead your people.”

Kinzinger, like Fanone, made his comments on CNN.

Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt inexplicably claimed the Capitol riot was “profoundly more dangerous” than 9/11 and “likely to kill a lot more Americans” than the attack itself and the ensuing wars.

“In the end, the 1/6 attacks are likely to kill a lot more Americans than were killed in the 9/11 attacks which will include the casualties of the wars that lasted twenty years following it,” Schmidt seriously claimed.

He is, to put it mildly, not close.

The 9/11 terror attack killed 2,977 people. According to a project out of Brown University, the United States lost nearly 15,000 American lives during the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. All told, that same report counts nearly 507,000 casualties from those wars.

A total of five people died in the Capitol protest, but only one was actually killed. Unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed by Capitol Police.

Peter Strzok, the former FBI agent fired by the bureau in 2018 after leading the investigation into Russiagate, also claimed the January 6 riot was far worse than anything that happened on 9/11.

“I think if you look at the scale in terms of a threat to democracy – I mean, 9/11 was a tragedy,” Strzok said, being immediately dismissive.

“We lost thousands of lives in a horrific way, we still mourn to this day, but when you look at something that is an attack on democracy, something that could actually bring about a fundamental change to American governance as we understand it – 9/11 is nothing compared to January 6,” he added.

Vice President Kamala Harris, in a speech on the anniversary of the January 6 riot, compared the incident to other dates that “echo throughout history” such as Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

Each one of these people is mentally and emotionally scarred over a relatively mundane event that took place at the Capitol.

They should probably seek the help necessary to cope.

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