The sun went down over the East Coast quite a while ago, but former Trump aide Sam Nunberg is still talking, this time to CNN’s Erin Burnett.
To be fair, there’s no way journalists are going to pass up a circus act like Nunberg who says he thinks Robert Mueller has “something” on Trump, but maybe either 1) not have him on the air if you think he’s been drinking, or 2) don’t bring it up on air.
Burnett: People are telling reporters that “you’re drunk or off your meds.” Asks him to respond. Nunberg says he doesn’t care what they’re saying, ignoring concerns about his health pic.twitter.com/9MKJYqZi01
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 6, 2018
Here’s Erin Burnett doing the honors, “because it is the talk out there.” She’s just trying to understand.
Here’s CNN’s Erin Burnett telling former Trump aide Sam Nunberg that she can smell alcohol on his breath. He says he hasn’t been drinking. pic.twitter.com/tryye9AiqA
— Jim Dalrymple II (@Dalrymple) March 6, 2018
My contrarian view is that journalists should not put on air guests they know to be drunk or otherwise in the midst of an episode. Which everyone has known for many hours now. https://t.co/QfXGH5mmq8
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 6, 2018
Hot take: if a guy appears to be having a nervous breakdown of some sort and you think he smells of alcohol, then maybe you don’t need to keep putting him on national television. https://t.co/L4ppXLnpHk
— Ryan (@SirBrickness) March 6, 2018
Yet she still put him on the air… https://t.co/Lhtq8kbFBW
— Dan Ornelas (@DanielMOrnelas) March 6, 2018
We’d bet good money he’s already booked on at least three morning shows.
This is uncomfortable. https://t.co/oCv9gEkOsX
— Paul Wells (@InklessPW) March 6, 2018
totally irresponsible of CNN to put this guy on air suspecting that he’s been drinking. Good job, being assholes. https://t.co/ghVELlTCCT
— Phil Kessel is a 2X Stanley Cup Champion (@Oenonewept) March 6, 2018
Saying “some say you’re drunk” to an interview subject on live TV is shitty, esp. if he has a problem & has fallen off the wagon. Following up with, “I can smell alcohol on you” is doubly shitty *and* heartless.
If it’s what it looks like, the man needs help. Not exploitation.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) March 6, 2018
Then she is responsible for putting an impaired person on air. How would she be able to justify her culpability if she didn’t act to stop him from driving. how is she different than forced behavior on an impaired person (decision-making ability). Interview should ceased. https://t.co/FkUYSYHhZt
— F. Quick (@quick13) March 6, 2018
If this was the case, wouldn’t some of the blame fall on CNN for letting a drunk immolate himself on live TV?? https://t.co/mAszAfn2ou
— Christian Schneider (@Schneider_CM) March 6, 2018
Why is CNN interviewing someone who’s been drinking? https://t.co/MD0JN1exTK
— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) March 6, 2018
@CNN : Hey let’s find someone who’s eating anti depressants and drunk!
Sam Nunberg: Hold my beer! https://t.co/CU3KuhWEcW
— Rob Tam (@robtr2) March 6, 2018
Jesus this is just sad. Guy really needs to dry himself out and see his psych.https://t.co/QjqgHKkrzc
— Nick Hannula (@NickHannula) March 6, 2018
— Bearded Miguel (@beardedmiguel) March 6, 2018
What the? Is this an intervention? https://t.co/M0kfN3f6MV
— Chris Jones (@jonesnews) March 6, 2018
What a disaster. https://t.co/EY5fiTkQrQ
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) March 6, 2018