Ingraham: Some in Media Reduce Bush's Death to 'Political Battering Ram' Against Trump
Laura Ingraham said Monday that many media pundits have chosen to bash President Trump in subtle and not-so-subtle ways throughout their coverage of the death of President George H.W. Bush.
For example, MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace - who served in the George W. Bush administration - said Trump has "debased" the presidency "in a way that is unimaginable" to people who served in past administrations.
“I think what everyone’s getting at is that under Donald Trump, the office of the presidency has been debased in a way that is unimaginable for people who served, every past president. ... I think what’s lost in this moment is our reverence and our dependence and the way we need and rely upon the elegance and the traditions of the presidency," she said during coverage of the motorcade bringing Bush's casket to the U.S. Capitol.
Earlier, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski predicted that Trump would "fake" respect for the Bush family at this week's memorial service and then return to "making a mockery" of the office of the president.
Ingraham said the media should emphasize Bush's lifetime of public service, his decency and his kindness without "slashing" the current president in their commentary and TV coverage.
"Even if you hate President Trump, try showing just a little bit of class and decorum, as Bush 41 would have," said Ingraham.
"They lack all sense of decency. They reduce a presidential death to a political battering ram, like any other issue. But what you hear if you listen closely is the last gasp of an embittered establishment," said Ingraham, emphasizing that populism is gaining support around the world due to opposition to the establishment.
Watch the full "Angle" monologue above and see Sean Hannity's take.