Posted BY: Brianna Lyman
A CNN panel featuring a former Trump campaign adviser and a CNN analyst devolved into chaos Wednesday during a discussion on the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
The panel was discussing Republican responses to the raid, with host Victor Blackwell asking whether individuals who could potentially run for the Republican nomination in 2024, like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence, among others, should just “stay silent.”
“Right, well, I think S.E’s analysis of this, I think Republicans writ large care a great deal about overreach from the Department of Justice and from the federal government writ large, right? I think that small government, you know, Republicans, small government Republicans find this repugnant and repulsive and history of the Republic nothing like that has occurred,” former Trump campaign adviser David Urban said. “I think this has made Donald Trump a sympathetic character, which is very hard to do. I think it’s made him sympathetic amongst a great deal more Republicans.”
“I think this is a Trump world talking point that all across the country people are very concerned about the overreach and losing confidence in the FBI and the Justice Department now, that is true amongst – in the MAGA world, but I think most people across the country think if you didn’t-” S.E. Cupp said.
“S.E., come out of the bubble,” Urban said.
“Let me finish. If you didn’t leave the White House with classified documents you don’t have to worry that the FBI is coming to raid your home office. I think most people think holding even the president accountable is good. That’s a good thing. That’s a sign of a healthy – a healthy Justice Department, and a healthy FBI. I think this Trump world talking point that the FBI is corrupt and the Justice Department is coming for average Americans.”
“If they did it to Trump, they could do it to you,” Blackwell chimed in.
“It’s preposterous, and I think-” Cupp said.
“Listen, I’m not-” Urban cut off.