Can we all just agree, Trump Derangement Syndrome has turned CNN into a total trash network? Like the proverbial broken clock, a couple of times a day they do actual journalism, but the rest of the time it is a broken network hemorrhaging viewers while devolving into self-parody.

There is no better example of how bankrupt CNN has become than a panel led by CNN star Don Lemon. One of his guests was NeverTrump “Republican” Rick Wilson, a failed political consultant who found new life by becoming the NeverTrump Republican cable news loves and who is cashing in by writing books with titles like “Everything Trump Touches Dies.” The other guest was New York Times op-ed writer and CNN consultant Wajahat Ali, who also is a “keynote” speaker on topics like multiculturalism.

Listen to it. It encapsulates the smug derogatory anti-Trump media attitude better than anything I have seen. This was no error or gaffe — it is who they really are. The fact that one of the most high-profile CNN hosts led the panel and laughed uncontrollably also tells you how CNN really thinks about Trump supporters.

Steve Krakauer summed it up nicely:

The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents.

If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened.

The Daily Caller has some of the quotes:

Wilson got the party rolling by saying that “Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter ‘U’ and a picture of an actual, physical crane next to it,” which sent Lemon into a hysterical fit of laughter. They were just getting started.

Wilson went on to sneer at “the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump, the ones that think that” — and here he broke out into a Southern accent — “Donald Trump’s the smart one, and there all y’all, y’all elitists are duuuumb.” Lemon laughed even harder.

Ali chimed in: “You elitists, with your geography and your maps and your spelling.” At this point, Lemon was laughing so hard that he pulled out a handkerchief to wipe his tear-filled eyes.

Wilson, still in a faux Southern accent, added: “Your math and your readin!’”

“Yeah, your readin’, your geography, knowing other countries, sipping your latte,” said Ali.

“All those liiines on the map,” said Wilson, continuing to use the fake accent.

“Only them elitists know where Ukraine is,” Ali shot back, before seeming to half-realize that the panel had gone too far. “Sorry, I apologize,” he said with a smile.

Hillary calling Trump supporters “deplorables” seems downright quaint by comparison.

Ali is playing victim after blowback:


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