The Washington Examiner editorial board relayed their hatred of President Donald Trump in a ridiculous article published after Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony.
It didn’t take a genius to figure out the former White House aide’s statements were bogus.
Hutchinson's supposed "bombshell" revelations were that President Trump 'assaulted' a Secret Service agent and 'lunged at the steering wheel' of the presidential vehicle.
However, the Secret Service’s lead agent and the presidential driver are both prepared to testify under oath that neither were assaulted and Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.
Yet, that didn't stop the "conservative" news outlet from jumping off the deep end in this hit piece after Hutchinson's testimony.
Conservative-leaning Washington Examiner editorial board: “Trump is unfit to be anywhere near power ever again.” https://t.co/1iTLL1Mf5M
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) June 29, 2022
Both National Review and The Washington Examiner have begun turning on Trump following former Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony. "Things will not be the same after this," NRO's Andrew McCarthy wrote. The Examiner said:“Trump is unfit to be anywhere near power ever again.”
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) June 29, 2022
The conservative Washington Examiner: “Trump is a disgrace. No one should think otherwise, much less support him. The testimony ought to ring the death knell for Trump’s political career. He’s unstable, unmoored, and heedless of his sworn duty. Trump is unfit to be near power.” pic.twitter.com/yWB2tn9PyE
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) June 29, 2022
According to the Washington Examiner:
Also distressing to hear were Hutchinson’s accounts of Trump’s repeated fits of rage, including dining table contents overturned and ketchup dishes thrown violently across the room. The worst by far, though, was that people immediately returning from being with Trump in the presidential vehicle told of the president trying to grab the wheel of the car to force it to be driven to the Capitol and then violently reaching for the neck of Secret Service agent Bobby Engel, who headed the president’s protective detail.
Hutchinson’s testimony confirmed a damning portrayal of Trump as unstable, unmoored, and absolutely heedless of his sworn duty to effectuate a peaceful transition of presidential power. Considering the entirety of her testimony, it is unsurprising that Hutchinson said she heard serious discussions of Cabinet members invoking the 25th Amendment that would have at least temporarily evicted Trump from office.
Trump is a disgrace. Republicans have far better options to lead the party in 2024. No one should think otherwise, much less support him, ever again.
The J6 Committee is a kangaroo court and the Washington Examiner took the bait.
And the outlet fully exposed themselves as part of the NeverTrump crowd.
As noted, Hutchinson's hearsay testimony has been ripped to shreds.
"A source close to the Secret Service tells me both Bobby Engel, the lead agent, and the presidential limousine/SUV driver are prepared to testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel," NBC News correspondent Peter Alexander stated.
🚨 A source close to the Secret Service tells me both Bobby Engel, the lead agent, and the presidential limousine/SUV driver are prepared to testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 28, 2022
"Tony Ornato is denying that he told Cassidy Hutchinson Trump grabbed the steering wheel in presidential vehicle on 1/6 or lunged at a fellow agent, a USSS official tells @joshscampbell. CNN confirms that Ornato & Enger are prepared to testify that neither incident occurred," CNN reporter Gabby Orr added.
Tony Ornato is denying that he told Cassidy Hutchinson Trump grabbed the steering wheel in presidential vehicle on 1/6 or lunged at a fellow agent, a USSS official tells @joshscampbell. CNN confirms that Ornato & Enger are prepared to testify that neither incident occurred.
— Gabby Orr (@GabbyOrr_) June 29, 2022
NOQ Report commented:
It’s pretty bad when even leftist corporate media outlets NBC and CNN are closer to the truth than the Washington Examiner.
Here’s how it likely went down in the Washington Examiner’s editorial board meeting. They watched the testimony and proclaimed amongst themselves, “We got him!” Then, they turned to social media and realized the vast majority of conservatives were laughing about the testimony, highlighting how ludicrous it was and how only the most infected sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome could possibly believe it.
Undaunted, they decided that they need to manufacture credibility for Hutchinson to dispel the numerous memes saying she was a combination of Jussie Smollett and Christine Blasey Ford. “How does nobody realize this is absolutely true and Trump totally lunged for the wheel of his limo?” they asked themselves. “We need to write an article declaring that she’s totally credible and Trump is totally unfit for office!”
Cheers rang out in the editorial board meeting. Their purpose was clear. They needed to infect others with Trump Derangement Syndrome even if it meant the remnant of their own credibility could be lost.
And it has been.
There’s a reason why Drudge Report and other NeverTrump rags love to quote Washington Examiner. They’re the corporate media version of Ana Navarro, pretending to be right-leaning but showing no signs of love for America.