Networks Get Weak Knees for Biden’s ‘Secret’ & ‘Historic’ Trip to Ukraine

On Monday night, the three evening network broadcasts went ga-ga over President Biden’s “historic” trip to Ukraine. Each of the three networks (ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, & NBC Nightly News) got weak-kneed over the trip and made no snide comments or said anything at all negative about Biden or his Ukraine visit. This is in stark contrast to how they treated both former Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump when they visited the U.S. troops overseas. 

ABC’s World News Tonight anchor David Muir drooled at “President Biden’s secret and historic trip into Ukraine, a daring act by a sitting president visiting a war zone. And one where no American troops are serving.” Muir added that “the journey planned in secrecy and unannounced, playing out in the overnight hours, and it comes just as the world is set to witness the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

Contrast this with how ABC’s former Good Morning America co-host Charles Gibson framed Bush’s 2003 Thanksgiving visit to the troops in Iraq: 

There’s obviously great symbolism to this trip, because it is important for a Commander-in-Chief to come and see his troops. But so is there symbolism in that things are so unstable that he had to sneak in, in darkness, that he never left the airport, that he could only stay two and a half hours?…Isn’t there symbolism in the fact that it points up that not much has changed in eight months?

Meanwhile, over on CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O’Donnell was even more over the top in her praise for the Biden photo-op swooning over the “historic trip of President Biden to Ukraine,” and meticulously detailing the entire itinerary: 

Security was tight as it was the first time in modern history that an American President traveled to a war zone where there is not a U.S. Military presence on the ground. President Biden’s motorcade slipped out of the White House at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to begin a nearly 40-hour journey in and out of Ukraine. There were no flashy motorcades or Air Force One for this journey. Instead, he took an Air Force C-32 to get to Poland and then at 10:00 P.M. at night boarded an approximately eight-car train for a ten-hour journey into Kyiv, arriving in the Ukrainian capital just as the sun was rising.

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt was in awe by the historically unprecedented nature of Biden’s trip. Holt usually begins his broadcasts with a pompous and overdramatic opening monologue but this one was especially over the top. “We have seen American presidents quietly slipping into war zones before, but never quite like what we saw today,” Holt proclaimed. 

During her report, NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker could barely contain herself. “Tonight, President Biden arriving in Poland after his historic and highly secretive trip inside a war zone,” Welker swooned. 

Moments later, Welker breathlessly reported on the “show of unity and defiance aimed at Russian president Vladimir Putin days away from the one-year anniversary of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.” 

Practically slobbering all over herself with excitement, Welker praised the Biden trip with a description that sounded a lot like a romantic poem: “the momentous day starting with president Zelenskyy and the first lady of Ukraine greeting Mr. Biden. Uniformed Ukrainian military officers lining the streets as the two presidents walked through the Ukrainian capital, locked down for security. Air raid sirens in the distance. Then this dramatic moment. Laying a wreath at the wall of remembrance for fallen Ukrainian soldiers, punctuated by a moment of silence.”

And here’s what NBC’s sexual predator Matt Lauer had to say about Bush in 2003: “Because he did not attend any of the funerals of the fallen soldiers in Iraq, some family members felt he was not showing compassion, or a connection to the suffering that they have felt as a result of this war. Was this trip an effort to blunt that criticism?”

And in 2018, NBC sprinted to erroneously dub Trump the “first president since 2002 not to visit troops at Christmastime.” Only for the story to blowup in their face as Trump touched down in Iraq shortly there after (he was in the air traveling there as NBC published the story).

This stenography on behalf of the Biden regime was made possible by Chase on ABC, Fisher Investments on CBS, and Prevagen on NBC. Their information is linked. 

To read the relevant transcript click “expand”: 

ABC’s World News Tonight
2/20/2023
6:32:40 p.m. Eastern 

DAVID MUIR: We begin with President Biden’s secret and historic trip into Ukraine, a daring act by a sitting president visiting a war zone. And one where no American troops are serving. The journey planned in secrecy and unannounced, playing out in the overnight hours, and it comes just as the world is set to witness the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

CBS Evening News
2/20/2023
6:32:05 p.m. Eastern

NORAH O’DONNELL: The big story today, that top-secret and historic trip of President Biden to Ukraine. Security was tight as it was the first time in modern history that an American President traveled to a war zone where there is not a U.S. Military presence on the ground. President Biden’s motorcade slipped out of the White House at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to begin a nearly 40-hour journey in and out of Ukraine. There were no flashy motorcades or Air Force One for this journey. Instead, he took an Air Force C-32 to get to Poland and then at 10:00 P.M. at night boarded an approximately eight-car train for a ten-hour journey into Kyiv, arriving in the Ukrainian capital just as the sun was rising.

NBC Nightly News
2/20/2023
6:33:21 p.m. Eastern

LESTER HOLT: We have seen American presidents quietly slipping into war zones before, but never quite like what we saw today. Americans waking up to news that President Biden had arrived in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on an unannounced visit cloaked in secrecy that included the President taking a ten-hour train ride across Ukraine, venturing into a country actively at war and where there is no sustained U.S. Military presence. The risk underscored by the wail of an air raid siren as the President strolled outside with president Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The visit coming just before the first anniversary of the Russian invasion. Mr. Biden voicing unwavering support for Ukraine and vowing the U.S. would stand with the battered country for as long as it takes.

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KRISTEN WELKER: Tonight, President Biden arriving in Poland after his historic and highly secretive trip inside a war zone. In Kyiv side by side with Ukraine’s president Zelenskyy.

[…]

WELKER: A show of unity and defiance aimed at Russian president Vladimir Putin days away from the one-year anniversary of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. 

[…]

WELKER: The momentous day starting with president Zelenskyy and the first lady of Ukraine greeting Mr. Biden. Uniformed Ukrainian military officers lining the streets as the two presidents walked through the Ukrainian capital, locked down for security. Air raid sirens in the distance. Then this dramatic moment. Laying a wreath at the wall of remembrance for fallen Ukrainian soldiers, punctuated by a moment of silence.  

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