A C-SPAN caller on Sunday praised President Donald Trump for being an “awesome” president before lanching into a rant about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi.
During C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program, host Steven Scully took a call from Kelly in Santa Clara, California.
“First of all, I want to take my hat off and salute our chief and commander Mr. President Trump,” Kelly said. “God bless him and thank him for such an awesome job he’s doing.”
“I want to know why Clinton was allowed to abandon our soldiers and get the people killed in the embassy and she hasn’t been charged with treason?” he asked.
“Don’t the people of the United States get tired of hearing the propaganda from the Democrats?” Kelly asked. “They’ve dummied us down so much that we can’t even see the truth that’s in front of us?”
C-SPAN caller thanks Trump for being ‘awesome’ — then asks why Hillary Clinton hasn’t been sentenced to death yet pic.twitter.com/uFubX57WXD
— TheGailyGrind (@thegailygrind) May 27, 2019
Earlier this month, Trump tweeted: “My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!”
During an impromptu White House press conference on Thursday, a reporter confronted Trump over his past treason remarks
“Sir, the Constitution says treason is punishable by death. You’ve accused your adversaries of treason. Who specifically are you talking about?” NBC’s Peter Alexander asked Trump.
“Well,” Trump replied, “I think a number of people. And I think what you look is that they have unsuccessfully tried to take down the wrong person.”
“Who specifically?” Alexander pressed.
“If you look at [former FBI director James] Comey,” Trump said, “if you look at [former FBI deputy director Andrew] McCabe, if you look at people probably higher than that. If you look at [Peter] Strozk, if you look at his lover, Lisa Page, his wonderful lover. They talked openly. They didn’t use their private server because they didn’t want to get caught. So they used the government server. That was not a good move.”
REPORTER: Sir, the constitution says treason is punishable by death. You've accused your adversaries of treason. Who specifically are you accusing of treason?
TRUMP: A number of people. If you look at Comey, McCabe, if you look at Strzok, his lover Lisa Page… 😳 pic.twitter.com/6louyWsqaa
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 23, 2019