CNN anchor Brianna Keilar and national affairs correspondent Jeff Zeleny criticized President Joe Biden for the militaristic backdrop to his anti-Republican speech, and many on the left were furious with them.
Addressing the nation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with US Marines standing behind him, Biden delivered a scathing rebuke to the Republican Party and Republicans supporting President Donald Trump.
Both Keilar and Zeleny condemned the use of the military for a political speech.
“There’s nothing unusual or wrong about a president delivering a political speech — it’s part of the job description — but to do it against a backdrop of two Marines standing to attention and the Marine Band is a break with White House tradition,” the president tweeted Zeleny with a photo of Biden’s speech.
Keilar made a similar statement.
“Whatever you think of this speech, the military is meant to be non-political. Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech contradicts that,” Keilar tweeted.
“It’s wrong when Democrats do it. It’s wrong for Republicans to do it,” she concluded.
The awkward answer
Some liberals and others criticized Zeleny and Keilar for not standing behind Biden and the theatrics of his speech.
“This dummy Brianna Keilar. They watched their daddy Trump pull off every illegal tactic in the White House, but now those bags of clipped toenails have problems with decency and history. F @CNN and their Maga CEO,” it read a tweet.
“CNN’s pundits literally posted the exact same thing tonight. Brianna Keilar and Jeff Zeleny are pathetic as hell. They want you to believe that a president shouldn’t be declaring fascism, well these two are pushing it. laugh,” said another critic.
“Shameful, and anyone who stays with CNN and has a role in helping fascists should be ashamed.” said another critic.
“Not only will I unfollow you, I will block you and the rest of CNN as it has been taken over by fascists,” it read Another critical tweet.
Keilar responded to some of the criticism in a second tweet where she said, “It’s possible to agree with everything Biden has said and still disagree with using Marines as a backdrop for a political speech.”
Here is part of Biden’s speech:
Biden: Trump, MAGA allies threaten democracy
https://www.theblaze.com/news/keilar-zeleny-biden-speech-marines CNN anchor and reporter calls out Biden over militaristic backdrop to his speech, and liberals are furious with them