CNN Anchor Erin Burnett continued to plead the case against President Trump and for the Iranian leadership when she claimed that chants by anti-American Iranian protesters of “death to America” are really meaningless. Referring to the protesters, Burnett said they are actually really friendly people.
“I was in Tehran when they were chanting ‘death to America’ once,” said Burnett. “I was at a rally, the people couldn’t have been more friendly to me personally as an American. It sort of felt like a thing and a trope as opposed to anything that was actually seriously meant and considered.”
After hearing Iranians chanting “DEATH to America” @CNN‘s @ErinBurnett says they were “friendly” and didn’t mean it.— Mary Vought (@MaryVought) January 11, 2020
And some wonder why people don’t trust the media? pic.twitter.com/WRI7aibOwO
Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) set Burnett straight:
“Even on your network we’ve seen the video of the prior attack that’s happened on the Baghdad embassy,” Turner said. “We all watched the flames and smoke boiling out of the embassy in Baghdad as a result of the attack that occurred there.”