They just couldn’t help themselves. During their Wednesday evening reports on the deeply touching and emotional funeral service for the late President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC had to get in their digs against President Trump for his behavior (or lack thereof). One even touted how Trump managed to keep his mouth shut about Bush all week.
In the midst of their stories on the funeral service, both ABC and CBS noted the tension between President Trump and the Clintons. “The Trumps and Clintons did not shake hands,” reported CBS Evening Newsanchor Jeff Glor after noting how the Trumps and Obamas greeted each other.
Meanwhile, on ABC’s World News Tonight, they actually had an entire segment set aside for discussing Trump’s behavior and a nation divided under him. “As you saw there, one of the most remarkable images of this day, all of the living American presidents together, even in a divided time,” declared sensationalist anchor David Muir. “Because Jon [Karl], it seems it might have been one last call to service for the late President.”
As if he were a bratty child, ABC chief White House correspondent Jon Karl praised Trump for being on his best behavior around the adults: