CNN’s Chris Cuomo issued a stinging, personal attack on the president for his “love of the death penalty,” tying it to a broader pattern of Donald Trump advocating for a certain kind of aggressive, state-sponsored violence by law enforcement and the military: “Boy, he sure loves his authoritarian muscle.”
In his Friday night “Closing Argument” segment, Cuomo pivoted from the false claims and political insults Trump let loose in a press conference on the coronavirus response to other examples of the toxic divisiveness fomented by the president.
“He has a penchant for playing on problems to advantage,” Cuomo argued. “He seems to want to remind us of prejudices and animus. He seems to want you angry. And he just gave