CNN and Fox News agree that Trump impeachment lawyer was terrible: 'It was awful'

Stephen Proctor
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In a rare moment, CNN hosts came together Tuesday with Fox News hosts and Republican lawmakers in agreement over former President Donald Trump’s legal team’s less-than-impressive first day of the impeachment trial. Most of the ire was directed at Bruce Castor, who opened for the defense. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who initially voted against the constitutionality of a second impeachment, switched his vote afterwards, citing the poor performance by Trump’s team, calling them disorganized.

“I mean,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper said, “I’ve heard drunk wedding speeches which have been more organized than some of what we heard today.”

CNN’s Chris Cuomo said that Trump got the “pathetic” defense he deserves, and as he was handing off to Don Lemon for CNN Tonight, Lemon’s first words were aimed at Castor.

“I've got to tell you, I’ve never seen anything like it,” Lemon said. “I was stunned by the Trump lawyer’s performance. Just stunned. It was awful. Let’s be honest, it was awful.”

One of Trump’s other impeachment lawyers, David Schoen, appeared on Fox News’s Hannity, where Sean Hannity couldn’t help but give his thoughts on Castor’s performance.

“I thought it started a little meandering,” Hannity said. “It was sort of like a lot of free association in the beginning. And I’m not attacking your partner, I don’t know him at all, but I like focused arguments.”

As Hannity was handing off to Laura Ingraham, just seconds after the exchange between Lemon and Cuomo, Ingraham may have had the harshest criticism.

“It was terrible,” Ingraham said. “I’m sorry, it was…” “Extemporaneous,” Hannity broke in. “You’re way too charitable,” Ingraham responded. “If you hired that guy in a case that you are paying the bills on, it would've been like, ‘I’m sure you're a nice person, but enough praise towards the Democrats.’” Hannity added, “I was a little nervous in the beginning.”

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