Decoding the viral video on coronavirus protests

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A video went viral when Trump supporters began verbally attacking a local TV reporter at a coronavirus reopening protest in Long Island, New York. This video is being used by both sides — President Trump has retweeted the video at least three times — to argue their perspective on the shutdown. Chris Cillizza explains why this video is a Rorschach test of America right now.

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58 Comments on "Decoding the viral video on coronavirus protests"

  1. Chris Eltanal | May 19, 2020 at 11:28 AM | Reply

    I hope everything’s gonna get better soon

    • Nanc McDougall | May 19, 2020 at 2:03 PM | Reply

      CNN is FAKE NEWS !!!

      …. and allegedly GOVERNOR CUOMO and PRESIDENT TRUMP were JESUIT TRAINED; go read the JESUIT OATH !!

      https://youtu.be/-f1X1hI-_pg

      Gov CUOMO allows a newborn to be legally murderered; by allowing a mother UP TO THE DAY OF DELIVERY to have her baby killed.

      All the Governor’s and White House is apart of the whole PLANNEDDEMIC !!

      By January they plan to bring in the MILITARY and go door to door to try to VACCINATE you allegedly ?!? True or not; let’s see ?!?! This is much BIGGER than any one person; including ANY GOVERNOR or President Trump.

      As far as Trump and Biden; they are just two wings on the *SAME*  bird..and I am *NOT* voting !!

      Gov CUOMO and Mayor de Blasio, as all politicans and mainstream media are – nothing more than *LIARS* over this *plannedDemic* !

      *MAINSTREAM MEDIA* is PROPAGANDA – brainwashing for those without any common sense:

      Watch “Wait! What Did Fauci Say

      https://youtu.be/1qa6dAO-Hyw

      https://youtu.be/ZaSQNgdkjb0

      https://youtu.be/mZ_akkTDylo

      https://youtu.be/2DDXG-dHugc

      *WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD DISORDER* !!!

      Good source of information:

      James; Investigator Journalist at
      *THE CORBETT REPORT* —

      https://www.youtube.com/user/corbettreport

      https://youtu.be/0cXTqRlGnwo

      JUDGMENT DAY is coming !!

      https://youtu.be/zuSDeJjo5Ec

      Revelation 21:8 (KJV)

      “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

      https://youtu.be/AfAped6OLDY

    • Mueller Time | May 19, 2020 at 2:06 PM | Reply

      @Elizabeth notthe queen what derangement does Trump have?

    • Mueller Time | May 19, 2020 at 2:06 PM | Reply

      @Elizabeth notthe queen you inbreeding cultists make me giggle

    • @Nanc McDougall go back to your mom’s basement and huff some more spray paint

    • Thyalwaysseek | May 19, 2020 at 10:28 PM | Reply

      That’s like cutting off your arm and sitting there as you bleed out saying “I hope everything’s going get better soon”.

  2. Rohani Kamal | May 19, 2020 at 11:29 AM | Reply

    thanks for the video,Stay connected.

    • LIVE: President Trump Cabinet Meeting | 4pm Eastern your CNN no showing it ask yourself why. They keep you in darkness brainwashed like 1933 Germany

    • @JBCJBC not showing it cause it’s more BS Conald talking. Last i heard he said he takes hydroxychloroquine? 😅 trump supporters truly are the dumbest of dumb

  3. Lord Luke Lightbringer | May 19, 2020 at 11:29 AM | Reply

    Imagine contracting a potentially fatal disease just to own the libs. SAD

    • Mark Warren | May 19, 2020 at 1:40 PM | Reply

      @Fletcher Christian imagine a governor sending Covid19 patients to nursing homes! And then imagine that same governor being praised by the media for his leadership!

    • @Fletcher Christian

      The numbers in the U.S. are intentionally inflated by the leftist media to cause panic leading into the presidential election.
      It’s not a Global Pandemic – it’s a Globalist Dempanic.

    • King of America stfu assclown

    • Jacob Calham projection…trump voter confirmed

    • Fletcher Christian | May 19, 2020 at 3:03 PM | Reply

      @Jacob Calham8k deaths in Germany. Less than 300 deaths in S. Korea vs 91k deaths in USA. That isn’t TDS. That is proof that Trump is a 100% moron. TDS = Trump Duped Supporter. No one praised Xi more than Trump! Don’t worry we are well on the way to creating our own virus in our super deregulated hog farms and chicken factories. Bottom line you support Trump because he made it ok in your mind to hate on immigrants and minorities. Look who supports him-David Duke and Richard Spencer. BTW holding 9 mass rallies is not a pandemic plan it is incompetent stupidity. TDS that.

  4. You can always under test but you can’t over test

    • You can inplaces like new york where testing sites have the capacity to test 15,000 and theyre only testing about 5,000. That is called over testing 🙂

  5. “FOOLS RUSH IN WHERE THE WISE FEAR TO TREAD”!

  6. This will not end well!

    • …until after the election.

    • LIVE: President Trump Cabinet Meeting | 4pm Eastern your CNN no showing it ask yourself why. They keep you in darkness brainwashed like 1933 Germany

    • Mueller Time | May 19, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

      1776. Let it be bloody. Let’s future generations know

    • Thyalwaysseek | May 19, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      @JBCJBC “….you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.” – Donald Trump

  7. Joe Giangiulio | May 19, 2020 at 11:52 AM | Reply

    There was like 20 people there. Even the uneducated are starting to see how stupid Trump is.

    • ​@Troll Destroyer cnn has id…. like you do not remember last 4 years bs they were selling you .RUSSIANS UKRAINE AVANATTI IMPEACHMENT CNN settled a lawsuit with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, paying out $275 million. ETC. WAKE UP

    • JV Trendz Music Store | May 19, 2020 at 5:48 PM | Reply

      Deep inside even Trump know what he’s doing. things which make me upset is people turning blind eye

    • @darkboi123 3 haha like the chinese trade war didn’t happen like ww3 almost didn’t happen and ukraine call didn’t happen
      Yeah

    • @darkboi123 3 oh and the trade war was oh that thing made in china ,you gotta pay more money

    • darkboi123 3 | May 19, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      j Carlos wut. :/

  8. Trump is a troll, he gets his kicks triggering people.
    He is a sad narcissistic old man.

    • @Born In Shithole Country – Here you go dumbass … an article with the list you provided explaining line 10. I guess you don’t know what deferments are … do you? “The deferment was one of five Mr. Trump received during Vietnam.”
      https://www.aljacobsladder.com/idle-thoughts/the-t-rump-fake-book—a.html

    • @Born In Shithole Country – OH … in case you didn’t know … his daddy owned the building that the “bone heel doctor” worked in. Gee .. what a coincidence. Wow … how does that foot taste?

    • KAG 2020. Sleepy Joe is gonna lose. DRAIN THE SWAMP!

    • @Mrs.Puff_ – Drain the swamp … that’s funny. First act tRump did was to get rid of the W.H. visitors log. It was used to monitor lobbyists visiting. Result? tRump has hired more lobbyists than any president in history. Drain the swamp … indeed. You’re funny.

  9. Richard Comard | May 19, 2020 at 12:19 PM | Reply

    Thanks Chris. You’re like a theassaurous of truth. It’s not the words, it’s the focus on obvious ignorence, how the fu__ doesn’t everybody SEE the 239 pound elephant in the room?!

  10. David Stanek | May 19, 2020 at 12:27 PM | Reply

    People yelling Fake News has become the news rendering themselves fake.

  11. “If you can get people to believe in absurdities, then you can get them to commit atrocities.”
    — Voltaire

    These are essentially the type of people that Voltaire was referring to. If you think these people aren’t willing to commit atrocities as result of the constant lies, absurdities, and misinformation that they’ve been fed by Trump and fox, then you are sadly mistaken.

    • Walter White | May 19, 2020 at 10:20 PM | Reply

      @whataqtify …As it turns out Obama, Hillary, and Podesta was the ones selling our uranium to the Russians
      and then illegally spied on the incoming president trump. Thats where Comey, strock, page,
      brennan, and clapper come into the picture. That is why the investigation starts June 4, 2020

    • Walter White | May 19, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Reply

      @whataqtify The heart disease I would blame that on Medical Industry and your family doctor
      for recommending margarine instead of butter for cooking back in the 70’s

    • @Walter White Are you sure? I mean the concept of Donald Trump dressed as Santa, breaking into homes with his gun that shoots darts filled with crushed up cyanide seems far more realistic to me.

    • Thyalwaysseek | May 19, 2020 at 10:32 PM | Reply

      @horsterer77 If Trump gave the go ahead for his cult members to beat up CNN reporters there would have been blood shed on that sidewalk that day, these people are just waiting for the go ahead from their orange overlord to take out the “fake media” and “Libtards” don’t for one minute think they are just all bark and no bite.

  12. Cameron Doyle | May 19, 2020 at 12:55 PM | Reply

    [Insert politically charged inflammatory statement].

  13. Darrell Ames | May 19, 2020 at 12:56 PM | Reply

    This is exactly how the police react everyday, if you try to film them doing, ( or not doing ) their job. America is full of Morons

  14. raquel arellano | May 19, 2020 at 1:13 PM | Reply

    …” Fair and unbiesed”… ja ja
    No trip on me.

  15. Mueller Time | May 19, 2020 at 1:43 PM | Reply

    Remember when CNN made Nick sandman a millionaire?

  16. Killroy was here | May 19, 2020 at 2:10 PM | Reply

    Say it three times and they believe it.
    Say it three times and they believe it.
    Say it three times and they believe it.

    See! Now have Alexa Play Liar by three dog night!

  17. Wayne Grover | May 19, 2020 at 2:13 PM | Reply

    Soooo, there are maybe 100 protesters on Long Island? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  18. “Crappy paper pusher at work”? I’m an CPA and I resent that statement. Lol

  19. CNN: why is everyone calling us fake news?

    everyone: LOL

  20. As a person who can’t stand either the Right or the Left, I see this happening on both sides.

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