Eagles Fan Jake Tapper Shreds New England: ‘The Patriots Are Cheaters…This Is Just a Fact’

Following the New England Patriots come-from-behind 24-20 AFC Championship victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles absolutely decimated the Minnesota Vikings to take the NFC Championship. Despite being underdogs on their home field, Philly scored 38 unanswered points to destroy Minnesota by 31 points and head to their first Super Bowl in 13 years. Now that we know the combatants in Super Bowl LII, it is time for the battle lines to be drawn. And one of the biggest Philly fans in the cable news universe — perhaps the biggest? — made sure CNN’s viewers knew just how he felt about his team’s opponent today. Speaking to colleague Brooke Baldwin, anchor Jake Tapper noted that one of the Eagles executives had seen all of his “insane pro-Eagle tweets” recently and invited him to the game last night. Tapper explained that he was able to bring his Continue reading "Eagles Fan Jake Tapper Shreds New England: ‘The Patriots Are Cheaters…This Is Just a Fact’"

Tapper on Report That Stephen Miller Thought His Trainwreck CNN Interview Went Well: ‘Lol’

Picture this: You’re on CNN with Jake Tapper and you frantically repeat yourself about how President Donald Trump can come up with amazing ideas while he’s on a plane, and you’re interrupted by the host because you’ve “wasted enough of [his] viewers’ time” and then escorted off CNN premises because you were belligerent in the aftermath of the segment. Successful outing, right? That’s how presidential adviser Stephen Miller felt after his explosive interview with Tapper on The Lead, according to a new Washington Post article on the subject. Upon reading this, Tapper simply tweeted “Lol.” The responses to the tweet were overwhelmingly positive:

Durbin Praises Lindsey Graham For Confronting Trump Over ‘Sh*thole’ Remarks: ‘I Respect Him So Much’

Following reports that President Donald Trump called immigrants from Haiti and African nations “people from shithole countries” during an immigration meetings, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has repeatedly insisted that Trump indeed made those comments. While other GOP lawmakers who attended that meeting have said that Trump remarks have been misrepresented and he didn’t say those exact words, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has seemingly backed up Durbin’s account, adding that he said his piece to Trump at the meeting. In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Durbin praised Graham for standing up to Trump and pushing back against the president’s description of other countries. The way Durbin describes it, it was an “extraordinary moment.” After confirming to Tapper that Trump repeated the term shithole “over and over again” and that it was clear he was talking about African countries, Durbin hit back against the GOP senators who claim Continue reading "Durbin Praises Lindsey Graham For Confronting Trump Over ‘Sh*thole’ Remarks: ‘I Respect Him So Much’"

CNN Panel Blows Up After Rick Santorum Says It’s ‘Ridiculous’ To Call Trump’s Immigration Stance ‘Racial’

The new cycle of the past few days has largely been dominated by discussion over President Donald Trump reportedly calling immigrants from Haiti and African nations “people from shithole countries” during an immigration meeting. As you’d imagine, based on the context of the president’s reported remarks, much of the conversation has revolved around whether or not Trump is racist. During a panel discussion on today’s broadcast of CNN’s State of the Union, things broke down when former Republican senator and current Trump loyalist Rick Santorum attempted to make the case that the POTUS was not playing “racial politics” with his immigration policies. After Democratic strategist Neera Tanden compared Trump’s handling of a potential immigration deal to the way he’s dealt with Charlottesville and NFL protests, Santorum shot back. Stating that he was the only one on the panel willing to defend the president, the ex-presidential candidate declared that “to Continue reading "CNN Panel Blows Up After Rick Santorum Says It’s ‘Ridiculous’ To Call Trump’s Immigration Stance ‘Racial’"

Tapper: People Glad Trump on Golf Course and Not Watching Fox & Friends During Hawaii False Alarm

For a (not so) brief time yesterday, the state of Hawaii was absolutely freaking out after an emergency alert was sent across the state indicating a ballistic missile would be hitting the area shortly. Following the false alarm — one that specifically said it wasn’t a drill — it took an astonishing 38 minutes for a follow-up alert to be sent telling state residents that there was no missile threat. Speaking to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) about the false alert on today’s broadcast of State of the Union, CNN’s Jake Tapper highlighted that the president was playing golf during the incident. And he suggested that there are many Americans who are glad that he was occupied at the time and surrounded by advisers rather than watching cable news.
“I think there are a lot of people out there, and I don’t want to be flip about this, I think Continue reading "Tapper: People Glad Trump on Golf Course and Not Watching Fox & Friends During Hawaii False Alarm"

John Kasich Won’t Bite When Tapper Asks Him if Trump’s Racist: ‘I’m Not a Name-Caller’

After opening his show this afternoon by tearing into President Donald Trump’s description of African nations as “shithole countries,” CNN’s Jake Tapper brought on Ohio Governor John Kasich to discuss the president’s remarks and immigration in general. At one point, Tapper told Kasich that he knew the former presidential candidate wanted to move forward and talk about DACA and the DREAMers, but he wanted to know if Kasich found Trump comments racist.
“I know you’re reluctant to label the president racist, but this is a president who suggested the first African-American president was born in Africa, he was sued by the Justice Department during the Nixon years for discriminatory housing practices against blacks in New York, he suggested they bring back the death penalty for the central park five, black and Latino teenagers falsely accused of rape. This is the president who said there we, quote, very fine people on Continue reading "John Kasich Won’t Bite When Tapper Asks Him if Trump’s Racist: ‘I’m Not a Name-Caller’"

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