Watch Alan Dershowitz and Robert Jeffress Revel in Trump’s Support for Mike Pompeo’s Treatment of an NPR Reporter

Here is the video from today’s roll-out of Trump’s Middle East peace plan:

If you are unfamiliar with Pompeo’s treatment of NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly get up to speed here and here.

At about the 0:25 mark of the video Trump says to Pompeo, “that reporter couldn’t have done too good a job on you yesterday, right?”  After the crowd laughs in approval, Trump says, “I think you did a good job on her actually.”

At the moment Trump praises Pompeo for his treatment of the reporter, a man pats Pompeo on the back in obvious support.  The man is Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor who gave a speech last night on behalf of the president’s impeachment defense.

Seated two chairs to Dershowitz’s right is court evangelical Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas. You can see him in the top right-hand corner of the screen.  He did not pat Pompeo on the back, but he joins the rest of those present who are laughing about Trump’s support of Pompeo’s treatment of the reporter.  (This evening CNN showed a similar video with a better of view of Jeffress).

This is what happens when you spend too much time at the court.  You lose your moral focus.

ADDENDUM (January 29, 2020 at 8:41am)