Despite the apparently tenuous evidence that former President Donald Trump deserved to be indicted on 34 felony counts, his critics in the media and the Democratic Party were quick to tout the news as evidence that he is not above the law.
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One of the most celebratory reactions to emerge from the mainstream media came from Univision’s Jorge Ramos, who attempted to associate Trump with Mexico’s long history of governmental corruption.
Noting that “presidents and former presidents have been untouchable” in his home country, Ramos wrote that he sees the Trump indictment as an “instructive” move that Latin American leaders should heed.
“It’s never been clear how some former [Mexican] presidents live well above the sum of their modest government salaries and pensions,” he added. “It’s hard to understand why some secret budgets have never been made public.”
He went on to denounce the corruption of officials across Latin America, determining that the charges against Trump are “beautiful” in comparison.
Ramos’ animosity toward Trump has been well-documented since at least the 2016 presidential campaign, during which he bragged about staging a confrontation with the then-candidate on the issue of immigration.
“Television doesn’t happen,” he said in 2016. “You create it. You produce it. It doesn’t happen just like that. And that’s exactly what we did. … We needed to confront him.”
Of course, Ramos is hardly alone in demonstrating an inability to contain his glee in response to Trump’s indictment.
Following Trump’s arraignment earlier this month, the co-hosts of Fox News Channel’s “The Five” denounced wall-to-wall coverage of the proceedings by other news outlets.
Jesse Watters suggested that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg deserves a fruit basket from the bosses of struggling cable news network CNN.
“He doesn’t look like he eats fruit, but they should definitely thank him in some way because he has revived that network,” Watters added.
For her part, Harris Faulkner said the constant media “thirst” was unsurprising, explaining: “A lot of it comes from this — there’s a new generation of journalists out there, and I put that in quotes. They want clicks and nobody gives you attention [more] than coming up with something that you can write about or say about Trump.”