CNN Commentator Tara Setmayer unleashed a fiery rebuke against President Donald Trump this week over his inability to calm his Twitter fingers, especially in the wake of the horrific Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.
During an appearance on Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday, Feb. 19, Setmayer and former Ted Cruz (R-Texas), spokeswoman Alice Stewart discussed the president’s weekend “tweet storm” where he criticized the FBI over missed warning signs about the Florida shooter and instead shifted focus back to himself and the Russia investigation.
“Why doesn’t the president just shut up?” Setmayer said. “Be quiet for a weekend because children were killed?”
A fellow panelist tried to jump to the president’s defense, saying, “But Tara, he’s being constantly attacked.” The comment did little to quell Setmayer’s outrage.
“I don’t care, children were killed! He can’t tweet out on Twitter every single time someone attacks him,” she said. “He’s supposed to be a New Yorker and he is the most thin-skinned person. He doesn’t need to defend himself all the time constantly, especially after a major national tragedy where kids died miles from his resort where he’s living in luxury.”
“This, again, just highlights how unqualified he is as President of the United States, he doesn’t have the temperament,” Setmayer continued. “You have to be able to take the hits if you’re going to be President of the United Stated, and he’s unable to do it. So instead, he behaves like an insecure lunatic on Twitter as opposed to being a mature adult as the President of the fricking United States.”
Hear more of Setmayer’s comments above.