If ANYONE had dared say this about obama….
As the nation prepares for the peaceful transfer of power on Inauguration Day, CNN is dreaming up scenarios whereby the Obama administration can keep power if President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were blown up as they prepared to take to oath of office.
On the Wednesday, January 18 broadcast of CNN’s The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer aired a segment with a chyron featuring the headline “Developing Now.” During that “developing” segment, Blitzer and correspondent Brian Todd discussed what would happen if the unthinkable occurred on January 20.
Blitzer introduced the segment, saying, “What if an incoming president and his immediate successors were wiped out on day one?” and from there, CNN contributor Brian Todd took over to outline the line of succession if an attack blew up the inaugural dais, killing both Trump and Pence.
The upshot was that in the case of both heads of state being killed, the Secretary of State would take over. Currently that man is Secretary of State John Kerry, But in case some objected because his office would also end as of noon on Inauguration Day, then it would be the Speaker of the House — Republican Paul Ryan — or even Obama’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon.
Big Bad Wolf Blitzer and his Communists News Network who realy listens to this blabbering idiot anyway most americans dont trust these liberal journalists anymore and CNN is just one of them
woffey needs to retire. the fake news he has spread over decades is garbage. during the second pres debate one could see the hatred in his face and voice. the left is looking for an excuse to retain power. if such an event occurs, this country will riot and underground militia and other factions will rise from years of hibernation. the military would not support a democrat regime
CNN spreads fake news then tries to pretend it never happened.
We should keep it front and center.
CNN still refers to the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood airport shooter by his pre-conversion-to-Islam name, Estaban Santiago.
But he changed his name, just as surely as did Bradley Manning.
He is Aashiq Hammad, if Bradley is Chelsea.
Why can’t CNN be consistent?
While discussion of presidential succession due to assassination or a mass terrorist attack is something people should be knowledgeable of, CNN’s timing to bring it up two days before the inauguration, and their “conclusion” that it could result in the installation of an Obama appointee and a continuation of the policies of the Obama administration. It makes this suspiciously appear that this DJT hating news agency is suggesting a last ditch “solution” to Stop Trump.
This was a reprehensible, irresponsible and thinly veiled threat to the President-Elect. Wolf Blitzer and crew should be taken into custody and have the riot act read to them by the Secret Service.
If you watch the CNN video, you’ll notice that the Obama/Biden administration actually is used as an example of the line of succession.
The segment was presented in the context of a story concerning Inauguration Day, when most of our Executive Branch—both old and new—and much of our Legislative Branch are all collected together. Wolf Blitzer isn’t fantasizing about anything. He’s presenting accurate information about a serious topic.
Nice try there greg. Gee, did cnn present the same story on the eve of the transition from Bush 43 to obama? They did not. If not then why now? Surely you have the answers to these queries….
A new American Holiday….
@July 4th American:
The news media also “speculated” about the possibilities of a Bush the younger Presidential assassination, around the time of his 2001 inauguration.