CNN news anchor Carol Costello — who frequently demonstrates an inability to understand that anchors don’t inject personal political commentary into their broadcasts — proved Tuesday that she’s confused about a lot of things after claiming that First Lady Michelle Obama “signed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act into law.”
Costello made the gaffe during a segment on rising opposition to the act, which was the first lady’s initiative but — as the Constitution has stipulated for 225 years — was signed by President Obama. The anchor began by playing a clip from a rally supporting the bill when it was ratified four years ago.
“That was Mrs. Obama back in 2010, when she signed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act into law,” Costello declared. “Well now some members of Congress and the food industry want to roll back that initiative and loosen requirements to cut costs.”
Last week, a GOP-controlled House subcommittee advanced an initiative waiving certain expensive food requirements contained in the bill if a school district posts a six-month net loss on the program.
On Tuesday, Mrs. Obama pushed back on the House’s move, claiming Republicans are “play[ing] politics with our kids’ health.”