Jake Tapper Goes Off on Trump ‘Sh*thole’ Comments: ‘You Know Who Loved the News? Racists’

CNN’s Jake Tapper unloaded on President Trump over his reported remarks about people coming to the U.S. from “shithole countries.” Tapper opened by saying, “We are learning more today about the president’s crude and arguably racist remarks in the Oval Office.” He first recapped the President’s reported remarks about Haiti before getting to the “shithole” remarks, saying, “You know who loved the news? Racists!” Tapper cited tweets from David Duke and Richard Spencer, as well as a reaction from The Daily Stormer, before calling out the President’s “non-denial denials.” “The question: why the objection by the President to people from majority-black countries coming to the United States?” Tapper asked, before recalling things in the President’s past like birtherism. And even Jesse Wattersdefense of Trump––”this is how the forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar”––got a stern rebuke Tapper:
“Well, there is a word for people who go to bars and denigrate black people, but the word is not forgotten.”

Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

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