CNN’s Alisyn Camerota revealed on Friday that after last week’s riot at the United States Capitol, she was done with talks with “distorted” supporters of President Donald Trump, saying that “no one in this delusional group cannot teach us open-mindedness and tolerance ”.
In an op-ed posted to the CNN website, the “New Day” presenter said she had “listened carefully to the feelings and motives of Trump supporters” since 2015 in the hope that the voter panels of the show she co-hosts with John Berman “Would help our viewers understand all sides.”
Camerota acknowledged that “the national terrorists who stormed the Capitol do not represent Trump’s 74 million voters,” but warned that the unconditional base of current Trump supporters has become “openly delusional and detached from the reality”.
“Yes, I still believe in civilian discourse and I hear all rational sides – not the crazy violent side, which my CNN colleagues got on Capitol Hill when their questions were met with threats from the mob last Wednesday.” , she concluded. “I think at this point the smartest thing we can do is stop giving Trump’s distorted supporters a platform and no longer lend our ears to them. It’s time to turn off their microphones. ”
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