POLITICS

CNN's S.E. Cupp Rips Media's 'Dumb' Headlines, Warns Trump Has 2020 'In The Bag'

“If I’m Donald Trump, I’m feeling pretty good about my chances."

CNN commentator S.E. Cupp rebuked the media for undercutting and trivializing the 2020 election with coverage of insignificant political dust-ups rather than focusing on substantive issues.

Ticking off headlines from a handful of mainstream sources, the anchor was baffled by reporting on Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) salad-eating habits and old footage of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) discussing breadlines.

“If I’m (President) Donald Trump, I’m feeling pretty good about my chances,” Cupp said. “As long as the media keeps zeroing in on these dumb plotlines and as long as Democrats spend the next year talking about the things most Americans don’t prioritize, and as long as candidates sounds more like they’re running for president in 1950 Russia instead of 2019 America, Trump has got this one in the bag.”

She also took issue with the uproar over a video of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) squaring off with children who support the Green New Deal, calling it an example of “Dem-on-Dem crime” at the hands of liberals who posted the clip online.

The footage, released Friday by the Sunrise Movement, an environmental activist group, showed Feinstein seemingly talking down to the children in her San Francisco office after they asked for her endorsement of the deal.

Arguing that the full video wasn’t as damning as it seemed, Cupp warned that infighting could hurt the party as it heads toward 2020, suggesting that while it is undergoing ideological debate, that may prove a hindrance come Election Day.

“Instead of playing right into Trump’s hands, Democrats have to seriously sort out their messaging,” she said, adding that “this is all good for Trump.”

CORRECTION: The headline in a previous version of this story misquoted Cupp as saying “dumb headlines.” She called the media’s “plotlines” dumb. 

CONVERSATIONS