The most watched shows on CNN and MSNBC Friday Night were completely ignored President TrumpForeign policy achievements represented in brokering a peace agreement between Israel and Bahrain.
According to an official statement issued by the United States and the two Middle Eastern countries, they agreed to “establish full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
This is a historic breakthrough to consolidate peace in the Middle East. The statement said that the opening of dialogue and direct relations between these two dynamic societies and advanced economies will continue the positive transformation of the Middle East and increase stability, security and prosperity in the region.
However, the major Middle East peace deal was not mentioned during major CNN and MSNBC shows.
While CNN devoted significant coverage during its evening programming to the Israeli-Bahraini deal, MSNBC spent less than two minutes covering major news throughout the day.
The longest clip on MSNBC on this topic lasted for only one minute and 22 seconds, when Lieutenant Colonel Ayman Mohiuddin asked his session why President Trump announced the peace agreement on the nineteenth anniversary of the events of 9/11.
Likewise, both MSNBC and CNN have downplayed their coverage of the main deal Trump brokered between Israel and the United Arab Emirates last month.
“CNN Tonight” anchor Don Lemon, who regularly gets two full hours each night a week, spent nearly two minutes on the deal but used it to mock Trump after National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien suggested that the president should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
“I wonder why he so desperately wants a Nobel Prize … Oh, you know who has a prize, right? President Barack Obama!” CNN anchor boasted.
Fellows of Lemon Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo avoided the topic just as their prime-time competitors did on MSNBC.