The discovery of cocaine in the White House would have been a national scandal at one time, and given the context of the contents of Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” it’s shocking that hosts of CNN thought it was one big joke.
The CNN hosts dismissed the discovery of cocaine at the White House, arguing no one was hurt and laughing it off.
Imagine if the same thing happened if Trump was in the White House.
Instead of making light of such a matter, CNN should question law enforcement officials and ask if anyone should be prosecuted.
But asking whether finding cocaine in the White House is a “question of national security” doesn’t fit the network’s narrative, so anything goes, it seems.
CNN News Central’s Wednesday morning coverage of the cocaine found at the White House over the weekend was short but telling of their opinion of the matter.
After anchor John Berman discussed selective aspects of the matter with White House correspondent Priscilla Alvarez, anchors Sara Sidner and Kate Bolduan joked about the matter and made light of it, saying that it’s not “too soon” for them to poke fun at it.
The segment began with Berman breaking the news of the lab confirmation that the white powdery substance discovered in the White House was, in fact, cocaine.
He was quick to note, however, that President Biden was not present at the White House when it had been discovered, seeming to dismiss any relation between Biden and his family and the cocaine.
He then brought on Alvarez, who entered the discussion by questioning “how it entered the White House, to begin with.”
She emphasized that it had been discovered “in the West Wing, in a common area,” thus seeming to imply that it may have been brought in by a guest…
The three anchors ended the segment, which they had conveniently put off until the very end of the show, by joking about this very serious matter.
Sidner said that she “would like to know, blow-by-blow, who was responsible for this,” making a joke on the cocaine.
As Reuters reported:
Cocaine discovered in the White House on Sunday was found in a cubby hole in a West Wing entry area where visitors place electronics and other belongings before going on tours, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The Secret Service is investigating the matter, the White House said:
“They’re checking visitor logs and … looking at cameras. Those are the next steps. Cross-checking,” said the source.
White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters:
“Where this was discovered is a heavily traveled area where many … West Wing visitors come through.”
Asked whether anyone had undergone drug testing as part of the investigation, Jean-Pierre said:
“We will take any action … that is appropriate and warranted, pending the outcome of Secret Service.”