CNN’s “New Day” substitute co-host Erica Hill said late-night comic Stephen Colbert is like President Donald Trump’s Lord Voldemort and accused the administration of distracting the public to dodge legitimate questions.
Hill, who was filling in for co-host Alisyn Camerota, said Trump has resorted to recycling his “greatest hits” by attacking Hollywood and the press. (RELATED: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Cites Harry Potter To Mock Ron Johnson)
“It showed that in all seriousness, it was a recycling of what I think the president sees in many ways to be his greatest hits,” Hill said. “You go after the celebrities. You go after the late-night comedians. You attack the press once again as the enemy of the people, saying all he wanted was honesty. This from a president who many Americans would like some honesty from on a regular basis.”
CNN commentator John Avlon agreed with Hill but before he could finish, she chimed back in to compare Colbert to the evil wizard from J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” book series, whose name is not supposed to be mentioned.
“This is the president’s arena rock tour,” Avlon said. “He plays the greatest hits, he digs it, but he really does enjoy opining on late-night talk show hosts. Including Colbert, who he apparently refuses to name — ”
“He’s like the Voldemort,” Hill laughed.
“As we’ve been saying all morning and we’ve said for some time now, it’s also a distraction,” she concluded. “It’s a distraction to the legitimate answers that are needed about where these kids are, policy, lots of stuff.”
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