(ConservativeInsider.org) – Joe Lockhart, formerly Bill Clinton’s press secretary and now a CNN political analyst, is known for his fiery remarks about people he disagrees with. His latest attack targeted White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and President Donald Trump’s campaign Director of Communications, Tim Murtaugh.
The Early Attack On Kayleigh McEnany
On September 11, Joe Lockhart published an opinion piece on Kayleigh McEnany, claiming she “perpetuated the lies” of how President Trump handled information on COVID-19 in February.
Journalist Bob Woodward released tapes where Trump is heard stating he likes “playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” in reference to the COVID-19 epidemic. On Wednesday, September 9, McEnany defended President Trump when reporters questioned Trump’s phrasing. McEnany said in response, “this President does what leaders do… stay calm and resolute at a time when you face an insurmountable challenge.”
Lockhart also called McEnany a “Tokyo Rose,” comparing her to an all-female radio broadcasting crew from World War II that put out Japanese propaganda:
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) September 11, 2020
Lockhart Doesn’t Ease Up
Also in September, Lockhart speculated on Twitter as to whether or not President Trump had a stroke. The Trump campaign responded by asking CNN to fire Lockhart over his unproven claims, declaring that he was “knowingly pushing a conspiracy theory about President Trump’s health.”
Even after this push back from the White House, Lockhart continued to rail McEnany, this time he included Tim Murtaugh:
I worked as Press Secretary to a President. If i ever acted like @PressSec i'd hope someone fired me. I also served as the Press Secretary to a President running for reelection. If i ever acted like @TimMurtaugh I'd hope someone would take me outside and shoot me.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) September 29, 2020
Lockhart Crossed the Line
Outspoken analysts with intense outbursts can be seen on both sides of the aisle. However, CNN’s Joe Lockhart suggested that Tim Murtaugh should be shot if he crosses the line. While many Americans disagree over how to handle the issues facing our nation, civility and respectful discussions are vital to a healthy, functional democracy.
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