Shelby Talcott on August 21, 2019
CNN’s Chris Cuomo suggested Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump sleeps well because he “doesn’t care” about problems in America, including the death of American soldiers and mass shooting victims.
A reporter told Trump Tuesday that “the current Chinese military posture in the South China Sea in the Pacific region” could take out U.S. bases within hours. The reporter asked Trump this knowledge keeps him up at night, and Trump replied that “nothing” keeps him up at night, Newsbusters reported. Cuomo later suggested that this revelation means Trump is a bad leader and doesn’t care about his people.
“Imagine sleeping at night or sleeping easily – nothing keeping you up – when people are dying when they shouldn’t,” Cuomo said on on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. “Concerts, movies, churches, synagogues, malls, high schools. Hundreds of innocents murdered in mass shootings on your watch. I’m not arguing that he’s to blame. The murderers, the murderers bear that burden.”
“But imagine being him and having the power to do something about it and doing nothing. How would you sleep? Kids in cages at your command, calling for raids that leaves families crying in the streets.”
Cuomo went on to mention the deaths of soldiers, suggesting that Trump doesn’t lose sleep over this, either.
“Now, if not them then surely someone like Private First Class Brandon Kreischer or Specialist Michael Nance, they have to be worth lost sleep,” Cuomo said. “Paratroopers dying in combat in Afghanistan less than a month ago. This President has only visited once, but shouldn’t that visit his sleep every night? Shouldn’t he process that pain and lose sleep? Isn’t that what the job is about? Doesn’t he see their faces?”
The CNN host also hit back at Trump for his looks, alleging that the President doesn’t look weathered enough. Cuomo mentioned how “Clinton’s hair went white” and how “Obama looks like his own grandfather.” He then said that Trump “looks exactly the same,” and suggested that perhaps the President has had work done.
“But it could also be he doesn’t care the way others have,” Cuomo suggested. “He chases the easy slumber of blaming others and sowing the seeds of discord and division.”