A CNN contributor referred to former President Donald Trump as an “American war criminal,” reigniting heated debate concerning his role in the events of Jan. 6.
“When you’re talking about Trump, we’re obviously talking about a kind of delusional madness — such as General Milley was talking about — that’s on a scale and a scope that we ever never experienced in an American president in our history,” Carl Bernstein said during CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.
Carl Bernstein: “[Trump] is our own American war criminal of a kind we’ve never experienced before.”
Brian Stelter: “You just said war criminal. What do you mean, war criminal?”
Bernstein: “I did.” pic.twitter.com/ZK7OiLgfrG
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“I think we need to calmly step back and, maybe, look at Trump in a different context. He is our own American war criminal of a kind we’ve never experienced before.” he added.
After host Brian Stelter followed up on the theme, Bernstein continued, “In international law, there have been, quote, ‘crimes against humanity.’ I think what we’re talking about.”
He continued, “Trump’s crimes as an American war criminal in his own country that he has perpetrated upon our people, including the tens of thousands of people who died because of his homicidal negligence in the pandemic, putting his own electoral interest above the health of our people when they were slaughtered during this pandemic.”
The provocative words argue in support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select House commission to further investigate the events of Jan. 6.
The group will seek to determine the roles of those involved and ways to ensure a similar event does not happen again.
Trump and his supporters may argue against Berstein’s provocative “war criminal” labels, but CNN seems forever focused on continuing its attacks against the former president.