Clinton crony Andrea Mitchell thinks American diplomacy is better on TV than in the Trump administration…We’re wondering if she’s been living under a rock. Diplomacy in the Trump administration has accomplished so much more than in Obama’s 8 years in office. President Trump is a rockstar at getting people to the table to get things done.
SNARKY SWIPE AT TRUMP:
Mitchell interviewed actor Erich Bergen about the show “Madam Secretary” in which he co-stars beside Tea Leoni, who plays the eponymous Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord. The MSNBC host said watching CBS’s political drama comforted her by showing diplomacy that’s more effective than that of the Trump administration.
“As we’ve had a downturn at the State Department, at least it’s one place we can watch diplomacy in action, at least once a week on Sunday night,” Mitchell said.
“The only time you get it,” Bergen replied.
The show depicts a State Department led by McCord, who averted a nuclear showdown with Russia in the most recent season finale Sunday night. McCord also revealed her desire to run for president in that episode.
This plot line is reminiscent of the career of Hillary Clinton, the real-world secretary of state who ran for president in 2016 and earned the Democratic Party’s nomination before losing to Donald Trump.
Mitchell has been critical of the Trump administration’s foreign policy during the tenures of Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo at the State Department. Last week, she decried the administration’s closeness with Israel, calling the U.S. embassy’s move to Jerusalem “appalling,” and in March, she argued Pompeo’s success depends on his “backbone” in standing up to Trump.
Mitchell told Bergen the show has sparked conversation in Washington, and the actor said he enjoyed how the writers present “a serious view” of what the audience can learn from the show.
“I just love working on the show. I love what the writers do,” Bergen said. “We take topics that could easily be sensationalized.”
“I get stopped on the street all the time by people from all political parties who just love the show and want to talk about it,” he added.
ANDREA MITCHELL HAS A HISTORY OF BASHING TRUMP:
Did you hear about the reporter who was scolded by the Russian Foreign Minister for being rude during a protocol meeting? It was all over the news this afternoon but the identity of the rude reporter wasn’t known until now…You’ll love this!
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov scolded Andrea Mitchell today when she yelled a question to Rex Tillerson…It really was a priceless moment for all of us who know what a political hack this woman is. She slobbered all over Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. It was very obvious that she REALLY wanted and expected Hillary Clinton to win the election. This is truly priceless!
“Who brought you up? Who taught you manners?” – Russian FM
A DIFFERENT VANTAGE POINT: SO FUNNY!
SEEMS SHE’S A SERIAL OFFENDER:
Andrea Mitchell makes an ass of herself in a press gaggle with Rex Tillerson and the leader of Ukraine…She yells questions over and over when told the photo op is over. She’s downright obnoxious and it even looks staged on her part. She looks pleased as a peacock when she’s escorted out…Hillary would be so pleased…< https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA3SLZyEe68