Instantaneous karma for CNN’s John Berman this morning.
The New Day co-host was surprisingly obsessive about the scale of the desk that President Trump sat at yesterday as he took some questions from the press. The CNN host repeatedly talked about the desk measurement in every of New Day‘s three hours. At one level, Berman one way or the other imagined a “metaphor” within the picture of a “massive man at a small desk.”
And Berman repeatedly expressed outrage at the truth that the president had known as Reuters reporter Jeff Mason a “light-weight.” Trump advised Mason to not communicate to him, or any President of the USA, within the method he did as Mason pressed him as as to whether he would concede the election to Joe Biden.
Then, karma struck. Within the last New Day hour, Berman had the aforementioned Mason on as a visitor. After but once more elevating the desk measurement, Berman requested Mason “what is going on on with that?” He obtained a solution he certainly wasn’t anticipating, or hoping for. Mason:
You understand, I noticed the response on Twitter. It did not strike me as all that uncommon. They simply arrange the Diplomatic Room for him to talk to the troops. I’ve seen desks like that earlier than . . . I do not suppose there’s something to be learn into it. It was simply staging.
You could possibly virtually hear the air going out of poor Berman’s tiny balloon!
This is the transcript.
6:14 am ET
PRESIDENT TRUMP [to Jeff Mason]: Do not discuss to me that approach. You are only a light-weight. Do not discuss to — I am the President of the USA. Do not ever discuss to the President that approach.
JOHN BERMAN: Joyful Thanksgiving, America. That was the president: a big man at a really small desk within the Diplomatic Room of the White Home, answering questions from reporters. You noticed lies, wrath, and rancor there.
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What a small second for the presidency. He was yelling at Jeff Mason, one of the crucial mild-mannered reporters you will discover in America. I do not imply mild-mannered when it comes to of how good he’s as a reporter. I imply, he is only a calm man: he does not assault anyone.
That was a small second. You understand, the president sitting at that tiny desk is form of a metaphor for the second, Susan [Glasser, of The New Yorker.] It is form of just like the desk you sit at throughout a parent-teacher convention whenever you’re sitting at, you realize, a third-grader’s desk. That is what the president appeared like: is a big man at a small desk in a small second, spouting lies that had been stuffed with rancor. On Thanksgiving!
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Jeff [Mason], we have got to allow you to go right here, however what was the cope with the desk there? It appeared like a parent-teacher convention, you realize, for a third-grade classroom the place you are compelled to sit down at a tiny little desk–cram your self in there. What is going on on with that?
JEFF MASON: You understand, I noticed the response to that on Twitter. It did not strike me as something that uncommon. They simply arrange the Diplomatic Room for him to talk to the troops. I’ve seen desks like that earlier than. I do not know if I’ve seen that specific smaller one. However I do not suppose there’s something to be learn into it. It was simply staging.