Readily apparent in the mainstream media’s fawning coverage of the late President George H.W. Bush’s funeral are all the jabs they’re simultaneously taking at President Trump.
Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh pointed that out early on in the coverage, telling his national audience that the media keeps “churning out articles that bemoan the difference between the golden age of civility under George H. W. Bush compared to the nightmare they claim we’re suddenly experiencing under Trump.”
“Isn’t it interesting how no Republican president knows how to do anything until they die, and then they become wonderful?” he also noted, pointing out how much the mainstream media villainized Bush during his presidency.
But ABC News is getting hit with a backlash on Thursday after they took things a step further, fantasizing about Trump’s funeral as they covered Bush’s National Cathedral service on Wednesday.
According to USA Today, ABC News correspondent Terry Moran joked that Trump’s funeral “will be the best presidential funeral ever. No one will ever have seen anything like that funeral.”
“Probably different tone in that funeral,” Moran pointed out when fellow panelist Devin Dwyer talked about Trump passing away one day, The Wrap reported.
“Perhaps,” Dwyer replied with a laugh.
“First he’s going to choreograph it, so there may be more trumpets and fanfares,” Moran continued.
“Maybe he was taking cues,” Dwyer responded. “He would do it bigger.”
Not everyone appreciated their ill-timed banter.
"To mock him during the coverage of the president’s funeral is just despicable garbage. I would say ABC News should apologize, but it wouldn’t be sincere if it did. This is about the billionth example of unprofessional journalism in their attacks on Trump. It’s only more outrageous because of the solemn occasion,” Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News.