Chris Cillizza with Soledad O'Brien Tweet

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Twitter is living for this righteous destruction of a CNN pundit

This is so brutal.


David Covucci


Posted on Mar 7, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 10:30 pm CDT

President Donald Trump is president of the United States. You… probably already knew this. What you may not have known is that Trump was once the host of a reality television called The Apprentice.

But what will really blow your mind is that the frenetic, chaotic nature of his administration is somewhat like a reality show.

It’s a take that’s never been uttered on the internet before.

Thankfully, CNN take-haver and person who quote tweets the president with incisive commentary like “this is the president of the United States” Chris Cillizza is here to set the record straight. The Donald Trump White House is like a reality show.

In a post called “Donald Trump is producing the greatest reality show ever” Cillizza wants people to know this is the greatest reality show ever.

Again and again, Trump’s White House has looked for all the world like one giant reality show — with the same strong personalities, rivalries, back-biting and surprise plot twists that have made watching other people live their lives one of our culture’s favorite pastimes.

Tuesday, for example, would make one hell of an episode.

It included gems like this.

Is there anything more reality TV than rapidly rising and then collapsing fortunes? The man or woman who you think is for sure going to win “Survivor” or get the final rose (do they still do that?) on “The Bachelor” suddenly falls into disfavor and is out before you blink.

You never see it coming! The reversal of expectations suggests anyone is vulnerable. Anyone can go at any time. It makes the show — or, in this case, the White House — that much more difficult to tear yourself away from, since you really can’t predict what will happen next.

Except that, while people have hung on every twist and turn of this administration, that’s for one very not-insignificant reason: The things the president does have real-world consequences, unlike, say, if Richard Hatch gets brought back for an immunity challenge on Survivor 45.

See, one thing matters and one doesn’t. It’s as simple as that, and maybe don’t write about it as kitsch. Because it isn’t. Thankfully, Twitter was here.

But no destruction was more utter and complete than former CNN contributor Soledad O’Brien, who came for Cillizza.

Cillizza tried a bit of levity to salvage his bad-faith effort at producing pageviews.

And then came this.

No one has ever been ended quite like that.

R.I.P. Chris Cillizza, indeed, which has been reflected on his Wikipedia page.

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*First Published: Mar 7, 2018, 12:58 pm CST