CNN Reporter: "These Country Music Supporters Were Likely Trump Supporters"

Tyler Durden's picture

On the same day CBS fired one of its network executives, Hayley Geftman-Gold, after she took to social media to explain why she was "not even sympathetic" to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because "country music fans often are Republican," CNN had its own "zen moment" of victim-blaming and stereotyping of innocent concertgoers caught up in the horrific carnage at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, when during a live broadcast Monday morning, CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny suggested that most of the victims were Trump supporters for the mere fact that they were attending a country music event.

While describing President Trump's morning press conference on the tragedy which resulted in more than 59 killed and 527 injured, Zeleny said, "Something else I think to keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters."

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Standing in front of the White House, CNN's Senior White House Correspondent claimed (starting at 1:10): "Something else I think to keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters."

Zeleny had described Trump's words as "pitch perfect" and seemed to imply that the concert goers were part of Trump's political base - ironic given that the CNN reporter prefaced his comments by saying it wasn't appropriate to discuss politics so close in time to the tragedy. Zeleny said just before the brazen "Trump supporters" comment - without a hint of irony - that, "after today and tomorrow it will become a discussion of politics, of guns. It's not appropriate for that moment today." He also noted that Trump has a hotel in Las Vegas near the site of the massacre before saying of the president: “So, this is something I'm not surprised at all to see him go there visiting early.” 

Though it's unclear exactly what Zeleny was trying to say precisely about Trump's speech - perhaps insinuating that Trump was really just playing politics while only appearing to be a unifier - what is clear is that the CNN correspondent likened listeners of country music or anyone merely attending a country music concert as automatic Trump supporters. Worse is that the comments came just hours after the deadliest shooting in American history where common people of all backgrounds had their lives cut short while they incidentally happened to be enjoying country music. Further ironic is that Zeleny said of Trump's words, "particularly for a speech like this you want to get every word right...".

CNN has a recent history of making such shockingly offensive and sweeping generalizations of average Americans soon after mass tragedies. Immediately after the racial violence and death at Charlottesville, for example, CNN ran a headline prominently on its homepage which said, White supremacists by default’: How ordinary people made Charlottesville possible and argued, "But the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville this month could not have occurred without the tacit acceptance of millions of ordinary, law-abiding Americans who helped create such a racially explosive climate, some activists, historians and victims of extremism say."

It's no wonder that so many Americans are increasingly choosing to turn off the major networks, especially CNN, which seems to insult them at every turn, even mere hours after the most tragic mass shooting in US history.


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JEFF ZELENY: By saying he will go to Las Vegas on Wednesday, by visiting, it is something that puts him in line with what so many presidents before him have done and paid their respects. Of course,  Las Vegas is a town that he [Trump] is connected to and knows well. His name is emblazoned on the top of a hotel there as well. He campaigned there a lot. So, this is something I'm not surprised at all to see him go there visiting early. But, again, I think the moment here is what comes after this. This invariably after today and tomorrow, will become a discussion of politics, of guns. It's not appropriate for that moment today. You will hear it from some Democrats. What will the President do in that respect? Will he take a leadership role in that respect? We will watch that as the days unfold, but the President clearly, as John said, striking a pitch-perfect tone there. 


Something else, I think, to keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters. This is hitting the tapestry of all Americans and there are going to be victims from across the country here. So this is something that is a national tragedy as the President said and the flags he ordered at half staff today in memory and thought of all of the victims in Las Vegas.

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ThreeRs's picture

I stripped eight inches of coaxial cable down to the bare copper wire.


Screwed the other end into my antenna-in on my television.


Still playing with the best spot for reception, but I get 20 or more channels where I got none before.


Had the coax left over from a Dish installation that I killed in 2008.


Saved a lot of money, all the way around.


You know what, though: there's still nothing on.



Avichi's picture

WOW These libturds are really going crazy, and cannot accept that #TRUMP is their president too...and here we have #HitLIARry Cartoon News Network already calling "Beer Drinking-Country Music fan,driving Ford/Chevy TRUCK, with White Hillbilly Deplorables #TRUMP Supporter" ? I am sure @CNN Network is no different from the @CBS Network FIRED-employee

Haley Gatman-Gold and #TheResistance #ANTIFA supporters( , who still are drinking coolaid and spreading #HATERED, while many of our own fellow Americans who died...For your information LiberalTURDs many of the people who died were Police Officers,Mothers,newly wed couples...

ON another note I saw that "Ann #TheResistance" gives her HitLIARry Cartoon affliation, and recently there has been a campaign by the ACLU ( Check the San Monica Blvd in Santa Monica  front of the :Jamba Juice) to hire/recruit volunteers for the #TheResistance, in the name of #ResistTRUMP" campaign. It is very interesting to see that ACLU touts as a "Civil Liberties" organization at the same time recruits for the #TheResistance and the #ANTIFA movement, has FBI looked in to this?


geo_w's picture

Hillary has finally revealed just how much she's worth. Bidding starts at "2 dolla".

Cracker Pipes's picture

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark..."

devnickle's picture

Yet another piece of shit. Have dinner with your goddess Hitlery tonight you cunt. I like many types of music. Does that make me a liberal or worthy of slaughter? FUCK YOU.

RadioGal's picture

NOT defending CNN here, but what he said, what was so terrible? I was thinking the same thing! That maybe it's a guy who hates white America, or republicans and was desperately looking for any place he could murder a bunch of them. Maybe the guy turns out to be a flaming lib and this is his way of punishing us, you know?

ThreeRs's picture

Yeah, and maybe the shooter on the fourth floor was just "helping" him.

RadioGal's picture

Well, is he wrong? I mean- I thought the same thing he did. I was thinking, gee I wonder if the shooter is an antifa guy, or a pro-islamic guy who is punishing what white America represents. What CNN said here is one thousand times less horrid than Shepard Smith's "the terrorists.. they did it because they need jobs.. or they need GOOD jobs.." yes he said this, right after the (big) Paris attacks- not the latest one, but the biggest one (I lost count of them all, it was a major event as opposed to the 'smaller' attacks of late)

devnickle's picture

ANY stereotyping comments after something as horrible as this are DESPICABLE. 

devnickle's picture

And Hitlery chiming in on ANYTHING is surreal. I pray a full auto weapon is used on that reptilian soon.

Demologos's picture

Great, that's all we need is Hitlery the martyr. Better for her to continue slowly rotting away in full view.

Joiningupthedots's picture

"Something else I think to keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters."

That makes it okay then I suppose?

What planet do you fuckers breed on?

swampmanlives's picture

I don't like Trump, but this guy should be fired. People of all walks of life can enjoy any kind of music they want to without be judged upon. These people at the concert were just there to have a good time and enjoy the music regardless of their political preference.

devnickle's picture

But they're the tolerant one's.......

Manipuflation's picture

Why is this now Trump's fault?  It is your precious cops who failed to respond in a timely fashion.

geo_w's picture

You don't like Trump but he is still better than any of the other options. Some day you are going to look back and realize that.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

Isn't it completely clear the media and entertainment organizations want all non-collectivists dead? They talk about it in their social media posts. Why support them? Why watch them? They want you and your family dead. Why buy their product?

headless blogger's picture

I think most people are visiting CNN, et al, on the internet because GOOGLE has manipulated the search engines to put them as one of the few sites that gets first page rights. I am purposely NOT visiting the first page results and seek out lesser known sites for news. Of course you can always get great news at ZH, which is usually my first stop.

pizdowitz's picture

Every MSM Hate-Central should have a racist psycho like that guy for a "White House Senior Correspondent", and then 24/7 on an instant replay.

Guaranteed boost to ratings... ESPN and NFL style...

bardot63's picture

The sound the weapon made, captured on tape, is from an M-60 machine gun, firing a belt fed 7.62mm Nato Round. Not an AK, not an AR-15.  The bursts are too long to be from a clip from a small arms rifle. 

Manipuflation's picture

AR-10 in 7.62x51 can do that.  If he 23 guns then barrel temp would not matter or it could cook off.  Why does that matter to you?  I have an SW .38 Saturday Night Special that I could walk up behind you and end your misery.  They wanted to ban those too back in the 70's. An M-60 can't shoot for 10 minutes before it fails.  The M-60 sucked ass.  Not the best choice.  

It doesn't matter now does it?

McDuff71's picture repugnant...

Mzhen's picture

Ms. Geftman-Gold is, well, you know.  But Zeleny is from Nebraska and is of Bohemian extraction.  He grew up on a farm and was in the Cornhusker marching band, which was probably a scarring experience.  He did a stint at the insanely liberal Des Moines Register.  From there his career steadily ascended.  Before its rapid descent.

pizdowitz's picture

Makes you wonder whom he had to blow, to get the job?

tuetenueggel's picture

Fucking joos, both of them

Good that Geftman-Gold jewish slut got fired.

Let this zeleny asshole follow her.

Yen Cross's picture

 CNN , CNBC, are just NGO donated air ~ space< 

 MSNBC is - Bill Gates TV<

  Budgets are about to get cut X

LadyAtZero's picture

What a bone-headed comment...  Weird generalizations by these journalists.. !    

Anybody might wander down to an open-air concert  with some big names on a pleasant night in Las Vegas... Anyone... I'm not particularly a country music fan, but with lots of big names at one venue,   Why not?  Anybody would walk down there and check it out. 

hooligan2009's picture

so... its totally rational for 1 64 year old white man to gun dodwn country music fans ebcause country music fans might be trump supporters?

another display of the racists bigotry prevading the libtard socialist demoNrat psyche - malicious, psycopathic, insanity.

actually woke up from a nap, the dream siad it was an attack by North Korean operatives who escaped and are at large. i wonder if CNN would prefer that so it would have a hot, shooting war with loads of potential US victims as well as the annihilation of the Korean race (North and South).


Aussiekiwi's picture

Condolences to everyone in the US for this tragedy, and for having to contend with these heartless comments from the rabid left at a time when many people have lost their loved ones.

DarthVaderMentor's picture

CNN elitism from its Globalist Socialist drones.

dlweld's picture

"keep in mind, a lot of these country music supporters were likely Trump supporters."  Well, that comment sure has the stink of racism to it.

"I'm not racist! That's just the way those people are". Sure, buddy.

ebear's picture

I'd never heard of Jason Aldean until now, so I checked him out on YT.  Not exactly my taste, but the songs are well done and the guy has presence.  All very professional.  I can see how he'd have wide appeal.

I notice one of his videos "Gonna Know We Were Here" featured black high school kids playing football, so I'll take that as outreach.

Of course everyone remembers  Charlie Pride, right?

and that's just the guys.

Oh, and here's a country singer I'm sure you'll all remember, although you may not recognize the band;)

OK.  How about these guys.  Look like Trump supporters to you?

Am I getting through here CNN? 

Country belongs to all of us.


JailBanksters's picture

Now that's the sort of bullshit that makes the CNN, CNN.

I'm pretty sure I heard between shots Die Democrats Die, Bwah Ha Ha

JailBanksters's picture

When Kim gets around to Nuking LA ...

I can see this guy saying: was it the Democrat or the Republican side ?

Zest's picture

CNN is vile and disgusting.

tahoeguy's picture

It's unfortunate this deranged fuck went after Americans instead of the other deranged fucks such as this dipshit Jeff Zeleny and his fellow cocksuckers that flock to the 'jounalism' profession...   If there is a god hopefully he finds it in his heart to make sure this cocksucker dies a excruciating death choking on a dozen disease infested cocks.

Free Man's picture

Zionist Jeff Zeleny supports strict Israeli immigration laws which specify JEWS ONLY, while he demands massive 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

Free Man's picture

Las Vegas Shooter was a Muslim Convert.

Las Vegas shooter Padddock at anti Trump rally:

Las Vegas, facts the media won't tell us:

JiminyCrickets's picture

Not sure about Jason Aldean, keeps his cards close to his chest, but never seen a SJW at one of his shows.

Blue Horshoe Loves Annacott Steel's picture

CNN = Clinton News Network. 

TGF Texas's picture

That's weird, normally when tragic events happen R's and D's put aside the narrative for at least a few hours, normally a day for something like this. This is like the 4 or 5th dem today openly saying that the concert participants are "Trumpers", like "wink, wink, it's ok they are dead".  Zeleny didn't spell it out, but with all the other Lib's spewing this, it's not hard to finish his sentence for him. 

We are being conditioned to believe murder of one's political opponents is "OK", but to what ends? 

Arnie Fife's picture

Will it be funny when everyone makes a comment on a North Korean Nuke killing a bunch of Hillary supporters on the West Coast and New York?

MontgomeryScott's picture


'Wild Cherry', circa the mid-1970's:

Lay down that boogie, and play that funky music 'till you DIE (white BOI)!.


A BOI-BITCH in a white shirt and a striped tie...

He WISHES that DON LEMON would fuck HIM instead:


Dude-dude's picture

Seems like a Shadow-Government/Deep-State op.