‘When it comes to oversight, Trump & Republicans in Congress are using the Jurassic Park strategy…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) CNN host and NeverTrumper S.E. Cupp warned that President Donald Trump is like a cunning velociraptor from Jurassic Park, claiming the president is “testing the system for weaknesses.”
— SE Cupp Unfiltered (@UnfilteredSE) May 12, 2019
Cupp, who claims to be a Republican, said Trump is trying to see what he can get away with, and the GOP is helping him do it.
“There is a famous scene in Jurassic Park, where the game warden is telling the group that the raptors had been systematically testing the electrical fences for weaknesses,” Cupp said on Saturday.
“And the raptors, of course, found those weaknesses, but that’s because Newman [actor Wayne Knight, referencing his famous “Seinfeld” role] cut the power. It feels a little like Trump is testing the system for weaknesses.”
Cupp continued the metaphor, saying Republicans were cutting the power.
Repeating a talking point promoted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Cupp said the lawmakers had helped Trump bring the country to the brink of a “constitutional crisis.”
Cupp also compared the American public to a frog in a pot of slowly boiling water.
“We’re getting used to this, we’re getting desensitized in some ways,” she said.
Cupp has been a fierce critic of the Trump administration and those who support the president.
After Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee, Cupp said GOP lawmakers had sold out their party’s integrity while grilling Cohen.
“Where is the curiosity in the GOP? I expect Republicans to be skeptical of claims against the president,” she said, according to CNN. “I expect them to be suspicious of Cohen—he’s a shady, dirty guy. But so is the president, demonstrably.”
Cupp accused the president’s GOP supporters of being disinterested in election interference for refusing to buy into the discredited Russia collusion narrative promoted by the Hillary Clinton campaign and others now being pushed by the opposition.
“The fact that Republicans in Congress do not seem the least bit curious about whether Russia interfered in our elections, whether the sitting president broke campaign finance laws, whether he colluded with a foreign country to get elected—not even a little bit curious—it’s appalling,” she said.
“These Republican lawmakers have decided to put one man, Donald Trump, before everything else,” Cupp continued. “Trump before country. Trump before the office of the president. Trump before their own party’s integrity.”