This week's Mainstream Media Scream features CNN morning host Chris Cuomo pressing a top Republican to say that President Trump is acting like "an emperor" with his executive actions on Obamacare.
Noting that Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, once suggested that Obama was an emperor for his actions, Cuomo demanded the lawmaker to make the same claim about Trump.
He said on his Friday show: "Jim, why aren't you saying that the president is acting like an emperor and that his job is to execute laws that are passed, not write his own and that Congress must hold him to account for doing so?"
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our weekly pick: "Cuomo seems oblivious to the obvious difference between Obama imposing an unconstitutional order, which appropriated money without congressional approval, and Trump undoing that improper action. If anyone acted like an emperor, it was Obama."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com