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CNN mocked for focusing on Melania Trump while Kamala Harris remains AWOL

With Kamala Harris cancelling scheduled public appearances, CNN choosing to focus on Melania Trump angered viewers
The internet is mad at CNN for focusing on Melania Trump instead of asking what Vice President Kamala Harris has been upto (Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The internet is mad at CNN for focusing on Melania Trump instead of asking what Vice President Kamala Harris has been upto (Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Vice President Kamala Harris might have evaded the spotlight for the Kabul debacle as President Joe Biden continues to take the heat for it, but that doesn't matter to CNN. The media outlet is instead focusing on where former FLOTUS Melania Trump has been doing while her husband and 45th POTUS Donald Trump continues to brag about a potential 2024 campaign to run for office. Clearly, this didn't go unnoticed by people who soon began shaming the publication for trying to distract impressionable people from issues that actually matter.

The Internet flak against CNN comes after both Harris and her boss Biden were criticized for the disastrous handling of US evacuation of troops from Afghanistan. With the Taliban siege that happened mid-August and thousands of innocent civilians still left behind in the now insurgent group-controlled state, Biden has been slammed heavily by Americans accusing him of incompetence. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and FLOTUS Jill Biden have also not been able to stay away from this blame game and name-calling with several people calling out their response to the crisis. But to CNN, nothing seems to be more worthy of attention than Melania.


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Melania, who recently made headlines for allegedly confiding in friends that she does not want to return to the White House because that is a closed chapter for her, was attacked by CNN for appearing “just once publicly this summer.” Using the prospects of Trump running for office in 2024, the publication wrote: "Melania Trump, perhaps the most private first lady in modern history, has retreated more and more from the spotlight since departing Washington last January."

They added: "She has been seen publicly just once this summer, spotted in July by photographers leaving Trump Tower in New York City, accompanied by her son. Other than that, with the exception of a few Instagram posts from random people who happened to glimpse her in the dining room at Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club, Trump — ever the enigma — hasn’t purposefully set foot in front of a camera.”

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to the White House residence as they exit Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on September 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the First Lady traveled earlier to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to mark the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

This has seemed odd to many especially in the wake of Harris scooting off to Singapore for a summit with business leaders where she talked about buying Christmas presents early. Harris, who was also accused of nervously laughing at the airport on her way to South East Asia when reporters asked her about Afghanistan, also canceled scheduled appearances on August 27 after suicide bombers killed 13 US Marines in an explosion in Kabul.

Expected to emerge back into the public eye to campaign for California Governor Gavin Newson as he faces a September 14 recall to out him, Harris faces scrutiny for her absence surrounding not just Kabul, but also the crisis on the southern US border. Thus, CNN focusing on Melania's whereabouts while the Veep stays under the radar seemed beyond outrageous to many social media users on Twitter.

"Harris is AWOL. Joe is hiding in his basement in Delaware. Afghanistan is a complete disaster. The southern border is a complete disaster. Inflation is through the roof. CNN: Let's distract the useful idiots with Melania," wrote one user retweeting CNN's link of the feature about Melania. Another remarked: "Look how thirsty they are." Others pointed out: "Kamala Harris, VP of US is missing in action. CNN focuses on private citizen, melania"  Another quipped: "So about the same amount of times as our Vice President #KamalaHarris ?" Others complained "CNN has nothing to do with news." Another stormed off: "CNN - in case you had not noticed: DJT is no longer President. Melania is no longer First Lady. Instead, we have a female VICE PRESIDENT, -a Harris! Or “Kackala” Harris might be better. Where is she & what is she up to? Can we get a report?"