New York Times columnist Tom Friedman issued quite a threat to Republicans this week and CNN didn’t do a thing about it.
During an interview Monday night on “Cuomo PrimeTime,” Friedman told anchor Chris Cuomo that China was better than the United States because they had fast trains and didn’t need to deal with Republicans.
After saying Republicans are “living on borrowed time,” Friedman then arrogantly asked: “But, you know what I’ve been thinking about, Chris, as I was listening to your show, the lead-in here. I was thinking, like, what are they doing in China today?”
Friedman then praised China for having a bullet train while some Americans had chosen to elect freshman Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
You know, Chris, do you know that it takes four hours and 18 minutes to take the bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai? And it takes 21 hours to take the train from New York to Chicago. And they’re both about the same distance.
I can’t — I’ll tell you something they weren’t thinking about in China this week. They weren’t thinking about some knucklehead. They weren’t spending the week thinking about a knucklehead who claimed 9/11 didn’t happen. They weren’t thinking about some guy who is a Q-Anon shaman.
Friedman continued his anti-America rant by arguing Americans are “unserious as a country”:
And how do we do this week after week, month after month, and think we are a serious country. We are so deeply unserious as a country right now. And we need to put this crap behind us. Okay? And get focused on the future because right now we are going to be falling farther and farther behind.
And that’s what I am praying for Joe Biden because I think he’s a serious guy. He’s trying to do the right thing. And I think he is cursed by Republican Party that is chasing a madman who actually encouraged people to sack our Capitol.
“You have to stop and repeat that. They sacked our Capitol on the basis of a big lie and now a Republican majority is going to sit on their hands and be just fine with that. Shame on them. Shame, shame, shame, on them,” he added.
All of this went completely uncriticized by Cuomo, who gave his guest an approving nod by saying: “I can add nothing. That sums it up in all its sadness and its different dimensions.”
Cuomo, for his part, obviously supports this type of language against Republicans.
Last month, Cuomo claimed there are “red flags” proving all Republicans supported “chaos” at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and that “domestic terrorists” are “hell-bent on taking us all to hell in a handbasket.”
“What’s happening in Washington deserves your attention. It may be as dangerous as the pandemic. My question is how many red flags do we need,” Cuomo exclaimed. “Now, this [pauses for silence] that’s what the GOP has to say about this threat.”