CNN's Chris Cuomo began a segment earlier this morning on New Day about Trump possibly wanting his children to get security clearance and CNN counter-terrorism analyst Philip Mudd immediately became a condescending jerk when he wanted to change the subject.
Cuomo asked, "Clearance for the kids, what's your concern?"
Mudd said, "I don’t have a key concern right now. I think it's odd. I've not seen anything like this before, but let’s change the conversation for a second Chris."
Cuomo objected, "No, answer my question: What are the issues?”
Mudd instantly went full-douche: "Well will you be quiet? The big ugly - You need to be quiet son, and I’ll give you an education.”
Cuomo threw his hands up in the air at his rudeness, but let him continue. "Alright, go ahead, go ahead."
Mudd claimed that since Trump's kids were his close advisors during the campaign, he had the right to bring them into "the room."
Then Cuomo struck a blow at Mudd's ass-holiness and said to Lt. General Mark Hertling, "General, do you see how I bring people on to the show to educate others even when they’re personally abusive of me? Do you see the dedication to my craft?"
The general laughed and said, "You’re a consensus builder, Chris. You’re a consensus builder."
Cuomo replied, "Thank you very much, general. Your opinion I actually respect."
This seems to be the new trend, post-election for Trump supporters. Be hyper-aggressive and total jerks to cable news hosts as often as you can. 'Shut up and I will teach you something, boy,' is going to happen more and more.
I would have not taken Mudd's insults quite so calmly, but Cuomo did subtly stick the knife in.
Trump's kids have no business getting detailed briefings about the state of our national security, period.