Go Figure: Mika Upset with Trump Attacking Hunter But Fine with Blasting Trump Kids

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Apparently, the liberal media have a short memory this week and one so short that they contradicted themselves in real time Wednesday and hypocritically engage in behaviors that they chide President Trump for doing. Co-host Mika Brzezinski did this on Morning Joe, tut tutting President Trump for his remark about 50-year-old Hunter Biden: 

TRUMP: But Hunter — where’s Hunter? Where is Hunter, by the way? 

BRZEZINSKI: Wow. He’s really going to go after the kids?

No matter what you think about Joe Biden or son Hunter, it’s hypocritical to suddenly feign outrage over Trump criticizing a public figure since Hunter Biden has long been an adult. And yet, they never hesitate to criticize Trump’s adult children and that’s exactly what Brzezinski did not even 20 minutes later: 

Senior adviser to the President, Ivanka Trump, is facing backlash and is potentially in violation of the ethics law after she shared a photo endorsing Goya black beans on her social media accounts. Yesterday the President’s daughter posted the Goya food slogan, “if it’s Goya, it has to be good” in both English and Spanish alongside a smiling photo of herself holding the can of beans. However, the President’s daughter may have violated the Department of Justice’s misuse of position rules that state that the executive branch titles, “should not be used to endorse any product, service, or enterprise.” I mean, Claire McCaskill, just take it away. 

Not even twenty minutes ago, she chided Trump for his remarks about Hunter Biden, and here she was upset with Trump’s children?

Guest Claire McCaskill got in on the dunking with her response: 

Well, this is a White House — yeah, this is a White House that’s ignoring a lot of law. I mean, Kellyanne Conway violates the Hatch Act almost every day. I mean, there used to be a time where law was respected, of all places, in the White House. But the Trump family is so used to promoting their own brand illegally that they don’t see the line there about promoting a different brand. 

It should be noted that Hatch Act violations are rarely prosecuted and there are deep questions still about the constitutionality of the law. Further, a claim that the Trump family have illegally promoted their own brand was certainly a tiresome take, but McCaskill didn’t provide any evidence to back this up. 

In the end, the lesson is that the media have different rules for Democrats and Republicans. One side’s adult children are off limits while the other side is fair game. But our objective media still claim to be unbiased. 

Lincoln decided to sponsor this hypocritical coverage of the children of politicians.

Read the full transcript below to learn more. 

MSNBC’s Morning Joe
07-15-20
7:02 a.m.

DONALD TRUMP: But Hunter — where’s Hunter? Where is Hunter, by the way? 

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Wow. He’s really going to go after the kids?

(…)

7:20 a.m. Eastern

BRZEZINSKI: Senior adviser to the President, Ivanka Trump, is facing backlash and is potentially in violation of the ethics law after she shared a photo endorsing Goya black beans on her social media accounts. Yesterday the President’s daughter posted the Goya food slogan, “if it’s Goya, it has to be good” in both English and Spanish alongside a smiling photo of herself holding the can of beans. The endorsement follows the CEO of the company declaring last week, “We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump” during a White House event. However, the President’s daughter may have violated the Department of Justice’s misuse of position rules that state that the executive branch titles, “should not be used to endorse any product, service, or enterprise.” I mean, Claire McCaskill, just take it away. 

CLAIRE MCCASKILL: Well, this is a White House — yeah, this is a White House that’s ignoring a lot of law. I mean, Kellyanne Conway violates the Hatch Act almost every day. I mean, there used to be a time where law was respected, of all places, in the White House. But the Trump family is so used to promoting their own brand illegally that they don’t see the line there about promoting a different brand. The other thing that Ivanka did yesterday that is just so forehead-slapping is this new slogan they’re putting out, that she announced yesterday that #trysomethingnew. This White House is so out of touch, they didn’t even realize that on its surface, this is a really dumb slogan, because people who are out there desperate for work, this isn’t like, oh, go shopping, try something new. This is not the way it feels. And then secondly, it’s an incumbent White House saying, “Try something new.” Okay, we get it, let’s do try something new, on November 3rd. Let’s try something new. So, she is really — I think they’re flailing. I think everybody’s said this this morning. I think the White House is flailing for a message, they’re flailing in the polls, and they clearly have no respect for the rule of law. 

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