Responding immediately to a tweet by President Donald Trump that contained a cryptic comment stating “remember sailor,” CNN’s New Day panel tried to make heads or tails over what the president was talking about while also laughing at the seeming randomness of it.
“Here’s what he just tweeted,” host Alisyn Camerota said before reading the tweet which had just been posted. “‘“Is everybody believing what is going on. James Comey can’t define what a leak is. He illegally leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION but doesn’t understand what he did or how serious it is.
He lied all over the place to cover it up. He’s either very sick or very dumb. Remember sailor!’”
“What does ‘remember sailor’ mean?” a baffled Camerota asked.
“It appears the reference to a picture of a submarine mentioned by Mike Pence in a presidential debate,” CNN contributor John Avlon suggested. “The president can’t stop obsessing about petty politics. This is an historic moment in the Korean peninsula today, brought in large part by the president’s own action — his tough talk.
Instead of focusing on that, he can’t help but obsess over domestic politics and take swipes at folks and it diminishes the office.”