How creepy is this? On Tuesday, CNN — the cable outlet seen by many as the least-trusted name in network news — aired footage of President Trump playing golf. That, in itself, really isn’t a big deal, until one takes into consideration that the cameraman appears to have been taking the footage while hiding behind foliage — almost like a stalker.
The short video was tweeted by CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju, with the caption: “Trump on the golf course today, captured by CNN cameras.”
Trump on the golf course today, captured by CNN cameras https://t.co/hctg9sO23e
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 26, 2017
One person responded: “Nothing creepy here dude. Just CNN in a bush.”
Nothing creepy here dude.
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— Mike (@Fuctupmind) December 27, 2017
According to The Hill:
CNN cameras spotted President Trump on the golf course Tuesday at his property in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The president, an avid golfer, played at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach with Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), PGA tour player Bryson DeChambeau and former pro golfer Dana Quigley, according to the White House.
Trump, who is staying at his Mar-a-Lago resort, is scheduled to remain in Florida through New Year’s Day.
On Monday, Trump had tweeted that he would be getting “back to work” after Christmas.
“I hope everyone is having a great Christmas, then tomorrow it’s back to work in order to Make America Great Again (which is happening faster than anyone anticipated)!” he tweeted Christmas night.
The Hill report never mentioned the creepy, stalker-like aspect of CNN recording the president from behind a bush.
The snark continued on social media:
The men running these cameras do they have any pride? They’re running around filming a man on a golf course and hiding. How can a man do that?
— Huckleberry Quick (@Huckleberryquik) December 27, 2017
CNN: The New National Enquirer Tabloid.
— Qodles????Mom⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@QodlesMom) December 27, 2017
That’s some hard-hitting, investigative journalism right there. Cronkite would be proud. Smh.
— Eddie Coleman (@Eddie_Runs) December 27, 2017
Uhh this is stalking to the highest degree of creepy
— Houston Crawford (@htown) December 27, 2017
It certainly does appear rather creepy to us.
There is one question that needs to be answered, however: Where was the Secret Service? If CNN can sneak onto a golf course and surreptitiously record the president, who else might be able to do the same?
This, by the way, is CNN…
- David Frum: People should trust the media because of colossal screw-ups like CNN’s
- CNN: Stop the presses — Trump drinks 12 Diet Cokes per day!
- Stop the presses: CNN, Time report that Trump gets two scoops of ice cream, everyone else gets one
- CNN floats conspiracy theory that Donald Trump is afraid of stairs
- This is CNN: Destroy Trump by any means necessary
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