Media Unhinged by Trump's Letter to Pelosi

December 18, 2019

Members of the media described President Donald Trump's letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on the eve of the House's impeachment vote as "absolutely unhinged," "ranting screed of rage," and "crazy town."

The anchors and pundits of cable news demonstrated their commitment to objective journalism by describing the president's missive as a "bad breakup letter" written by a "wild man." CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said no other elected official, including Rep. Steve King (R., Iowa), would have written the things that were in the letter. MSNBC analyst David Jolly announced he was "scared" by Trump's letter. BBC reporter Katty Kay accused Trump of impugning Pelosi's faith. CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Trump's letter is "almost like a letter Kim Jong-un wrote."

Former Democratic senator and MSNBC analyst Claire McCaskill characterized the letter as "nuts," "bizarre," "nutso," and "crazy town."

The White House sent the speaker a six-page letter, which criticized Pelosi and the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. The letter accused Democrats of "an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power … unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history." He said the Democrats' inquiry had "cheapened" the process of impeachment.

The House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment on Wednesday evening.