Chris Cuomo noted Thursday night how members of Donald Trump’s Cabinet and White House staffers are “running for the exits” in purported protest of the president’s incitement of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.
But the host of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” refused to praise those officials quitting their jobs.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham and a raft of other officials have all resigned since the insurrection by the president’s fans.
Cuomo acknowledged their departures show “the level of disrepair around Trump” and why he “may be remembered as the worst.”
But “there’s also a ‘so what?’ factor to this,” the anchor continued. “I do not believe these people receive a grace for what they are doing now. I don’t think it’s high ground.”
Cuomo pointed out that Trump’s departing officials tolerated all the other scandals and controversies that have engulfed the Trump White House ― including the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents, the demonization of others and Trump’s thousands of lies.
Cuomo warned that the resignations will actually hinder the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden.
“I do not think these people should be applauded,” he said.
Trump is an “inverse Midas,” Cuomo added. “Everything he touches turns to something far less valuable than gold.”
Check out Cuomo’s monologue here: