On Saturday, CNN was in for a shock when President Trump received accolades from someone they believed would be anti-Trump.
Of course, seeing as the narrative did not fit with CNN’s agenda, they promptly ended the interview, as documented by Townhall.
A Closer Look at the Interview
Over the weekend, CNN’s Fredericka Whitfield sat down with Muslim doctor Qanta Ahmed. Of course, the interview naturally arrived at President Trump as a subject matter. Now, Whitfield was likely expecting Ahmed to denounce the president, however, the CNN host was surprised to hear the exact opposite.
In Ahmed’s own words:
“One thing the viewers should know, this president and this administration is often castigated as Islamophobic, but I move in the Muslim word, in Egypt, in Oman, in Jordan, in Iraqi Kurdistan, where this president is beloved.”
The doctor then noted that having a Republican president has brought about positive change for her community.
“This president and the Republican Party going back to George Bush is very dearly held. Today is the anniversary of Halabja, the massacre of 180,000 Kurds at the hands of Saddam Hussein. That only change would [be] because of a Republican president. So it is very important not to lose so much perspective that we start believing our entire government is Islamophobic. That is not the case.”
Staying true to CNN’s nature, Whitfield quickly brought the interview to a halt following the pro-Trump praise from Ahmed.
The CNN Narrative
The latest stunt by CNN simply speaks to why they are constantly referred to as fake news. If Ahmed had ripped into President Trump, Whitfield would have been more than happy to continue the interview. She only ended it after it became clear that Ahmed was not going to bash the president.
Do you think that CNN will continue to censor guests who appear on the show and openly support the president? Let us know in the comments section below!
Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.