CNN anchors and pundits were seemingly disgusted by President Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” comment, but gleefully repeated his comments over and over again.
When they first started reporting on Trump allegedly asking why the U.S. was accepting immigrants from “shithole countries,” CNN seemed unsure as to whether they should say the word or censor it by saying “s-hole,” “bleep-hole,” or some other combination.
However, a couple of hours after the news broke, CNN clearly decided that they were going all-in on saying “shithole.”
Jim Acosta, John Avlon, John Berman, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and a number of other anchors and contributors dropped the s-bomb with no regrets.
“New Day” cohost Alisyn Camerota said she personally felt uncomfortable saying “shithole,” but her cohost John Berman laughed and said he had no problem repeating the word.
“I’ll be the one that says it,” Berman exclaimed, while contributor John Avlon justified, “the president said it, I’ll say it.”