On The Lead on Tuesday, host Jake Tapper set fire to everyone involved in the Omarosa Manigault story – from President Trump, to Omarosa herself, and everyone in between – over the total lack of credibility all around. The clip above begins with Republican strategist Josh Holmes noting that Trump has stated there is no tape of him saying the n-word. “He says a lot of things himself he then has to retract because they’re lies,” replied former Executive Director for the Congressional Black Caucus Angela Rye. “I think we are well into the thousands in Washington Post‘s count about the number of lies.” “This man has an issue with black people,” Rye said. “She can’t guarantee that a racist didn’t use the n-word for the same reason we can’t guarantee that the head of the KKK didn’t use the n-word.” Tapper replied with Sarah Sanders Continue reading "Jake Tapper Blasts Everyone Involved in Omarosa Circus: It’s ‘A Story Where There Are Like 30 Liars’"
In remarks today as part of his signing of the ‘John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act’, President Trump did not congratulate, thank, or even speak the name of Sen. John McCain, for whom the act was named. So on CNN’s The Lead, Jake Tapper went ahead and did so instead. First, Tapper played a montage of all the people who were thanked by Trump by name. Then, in front of a graphic reading “Forget Something?”, Tapper leaned in on it. “That was President Trump just a few minutes ago thanking a laundry list of people before officially signing the ‘John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act’. One person who wasn’t on that list of people that he thanked? Outspoken Trump critic and the namesake of the bill, Senator John McCain,” said Tapper. “You know, the decorated war hero, who was a prisoner of war, who continues Continue reading "Jake Tapper Congratulates and Thanks John McCain ‘Since President Trump Would Not Do It’"
CNN’s Jake Tapper sarcastically ridiculed President Donald Trump on Monday over the escalating feud between himself and Omarosa Manigault Newman. Tapper kicked off The Lead by reviewing Manigault Newman’s media tour, the revelations from her secret White House recordings, and her tease of more tapes down the line. Since Trumpworld is condemning Manigault Newman’s negative comments about the president with full force, Tapper is reminding people that Trump was the one who spent years building up his former Apprentice reality show protege. “The president’s character assassination of a former senior White House official begs the question: if she’s so horrific, what was she doing in the White House in the first place?” Tapper asked. Tapper moved on by referencing a “senior White House official” who trashed Manigault Newman on multiple occasions, but told CNN that Trump wanted her to stay on board because she “only said great things about Continue reading "Jake Tapper Mocks Trump-Omarosa Feud: ‘If Only There Had Been Some Warning’ She Was Untrustworthy"
President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted on CNN that his client never told former FBI director James Comey to give Michael Flynn a break. Jake Tapper then aired a video of Giuliani claiming the opposite in an interview from last month. The State of the Union anchor first asked Giuliani about his own claims last month, the former New York lawyer rejected the question. “I never told ABC that,” he said. “That’s crazy. I never said that. What I said was, that is what Comey is saying Trump said. I have always said the president denies it. It would be easier for me if the president did say that.” Giuliani continued to insist that he hadn’t said Trump told Comey to go easy on Flynn, the former National Security Adviser. Tapper moved on to other questions, but eventually returned to the Comey question once his producers set Continue reading "Giuliani Claims Trump Never Told James Comey to Give Michael Flynn a Break, Tapper Plays Video of Him Saying That"
As Washington, D.C. braced for a white nationalists to descend upon the capital Sunday, Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe gave a grim recollection of violence perpetrated by the same group in Charlottesville just one year ago. “To see these neo-Nazis and white supremacists, about a thousand walking down the streets screaming most vile things about members of the African American community about members of the Jewish faith–I never seen anything like it,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper in a State of the Union interview that morning. “People used to wear hoods in this country because they this country because they wanted to disguise themselves. They don’t feel the need to do that anymore.” McAuliffe said he was stunned by President Donald Trump‘s claim that everyone was at fault for the chaos of the 2016 protest in his state where a white supremacist rammed a car into a crowd Continue reading "Former VA Gov. Rips Unite the Right Protesters: People Don’t Feel the Need to Hide Under Hoods Anymore"
CNN’s Jake Tapper took a jab at Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday, suggesting the conservative TV personality isn’t much of a journalist. The dismissal came during a panel discussion on President Donald Trump’s willingness to speak with certain reporters despite his apparent efforts to steer clear of any talks with Special Counsel Robert Mueller amid the Russia investigation. “He will pound out tweets every day on this subject,” said Amanda Carpenter, a former staffer for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “He will talk to Lester Holt, he will talk to Sean Hannity, but he won’t talk to somebody when he is accountable for it.” Carpenter believes the president’s “stay tuned” tweet was nothing more than a political response to what he’s calling a “witch hunt,” and she feels anyone interested in moving the Mueller probe along need to ask why Trump is so tight-lipped. “I think people Continue reading "CNN’s Jake Tapper Takes Jab at Sean Hannity, Suggests He’s Not a Journalist"
CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed National Security Advisor John Bolton on Monday over President Trump‘s reluctance to condemn Russia’s election interference the way top U.S. intelligence and security officials do. As Tapper asked about how the White House is dealing with the latest news on Iran, he eventually brought up the recent press briefing ensemble where Bolton and his colleagues warned that Russia still threatens democratic institutions. Since Trump has never been able to condemn Russia to such a degree, Tapper cut to the chase and asked Bolton “why not? Why can’t President Trump condemn Russian election interference with the same vociferousness that you’re able to?” “That’s simply inaccurate,” said Bolton, who insisted that Trump recognizes Russia’s actions and wants to stop it from happening again in the future. Bolton continued to say that he and his colleagues had their recent ensemble because Trump wanted them to tell Continue reading "Jake Tapper Grills Bolton: Why Can’t Trump Denounce Russian Election Meddling as Seriously as You?"