The most watched programs on CNN and MSNBC on Friday night completely ignored President Trump’s foreign policy feat of touting the peace deal between Israel and Bahrain.
According to a formal statement issued by the two countries of the US and the Middle East, they “agreed to establish full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
“It is a historic breakthrough to establish peace in the Middle East. The statement said that the opening of direct dialogue and 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 received no mention during the primetime shows of CNN and MSNBC.
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While CNN devoted substantial coverage to the Israel-Bahrain Agreement during its afternoon programming, MSNBC spent less than two minutes covering major news throughout the day.
The longest segment on the MSNBC topic lasted only a minute and 22 seconds, when anchor Ayman Mohildin asked his panel why President Trump announced a peace deal on the 19th anniversary of 9/11.
Both MSNBC and CNN downed their coverage of the major agreement reached by Trump between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month.
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“CNN Tonight” anchor Don Lemon, who regularly has two hours every week, spent about two minutes on that agreement, but suggested by the National Security Adviser Robert O. Bryan to be nominated for the President’s Nobel Peace Prize After giving it used to make fun of Trump.
“Wonder why he wants the Nobel Prize so badly. … Oh, you know who has one, okay? President Barack Obama!” CNN anchor boasted.
Layman’s colleagues Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo avoided the topic altogether, as did their primetime competitors on MSNBC.