CNN reporter: Biden camp focusing on ‘crazy s‑‑‑ that Trump says’

A CNN reporter used profane language during a live report Tuesday about President Biden’s campaign strategy as his campaign looks ahead to a potential general election showdown with former President Trump.

“President Biden himself personally instructed at some of his top campaign aides to be even more aggressive in highlighting some of President Trump‘s more inflammatory and wild comments,” CNN reporter MJ Lee said live on CNN. “We‘re told that the thrust of the president‘s direction was to significantly ramp up the campaign‘s efforts to highlight the crazy shit that Trump says in public.”

Lee noted what she said the Biden campaign sees as “the black and white contrast” between the president and Trump.

Her “crazy shit” language is attributable to the sources who spoke with CNN about Biden’s direction to his campaign, as highlighted in a story she published on

It is rare for a broadcaster to use profane language in news reports, even when paraphrasing a source or quoting someone.

Lee’s report Tuesday came as the Biden campaign and White House have reportedly grown increasingly frustrated with mainstream media coverage of the president’s age and concerns among Americans about his mental fitness.

During a contentious back-and-forth with reporters at the White House last week, Biden snapped at Lee after she asked him about how he plans to deal with public perceptions about his age.

Biden, 81, dismissed her question, calling it a matter of “judgement.”

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