Nets Hail ‘Defendant-in-Chief’ Trump Being Sued for ‘Violating the Constitution’

Kyle Drennen | January 23, 2017
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On Monday, all three network morning shows eagerly promoted liberal group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filing a lawsuit against President Trump and accusing him of “violating the Constitution.” At the top of NBC’s Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: “Defendant-in-chief. The new president being formally sued this morning over his hotel and television interests...”

Introducing the report minutes later, substitute co-host Natalie Morales announced: “Controversy is already facing the new administration, including a lawsuit being filed today alleging the President’s business interests violate the Constitution.” Correspondent Hallie Jackson began the segment by hyping: “Less than 72 hours after promising to uphold the Constitution, President Trump getting sued, accused of violating it.”