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Jake Tapper questions rep’s ‘commitment’ to democracy after vet who lost his legs argued against impeachment

CNN anchor Jake Tapper questioned a GOP congressman’s “commitment” to democracy on Wednesday for arguing against impeaching President Donald Trump in a rushed vote, after noting that the representative lost both his legs while fighting overseas for the United States.

What are the details?

During a segment covering debates on the House floor ahead of the vote to impeach Trump for allegedly inciting an insurrection, Tapper told co-host Dana Bash, “Congressman Brian Mast, a Republican from Florida, who lost his legs, by the way, fighting for democracy abroad, although—I don’t know about his commitment to it here in the United States.”

Rep. Mast, a Purple Heart recipient and veteran of the Afghanistan War, tweeted in response, “I lost two legs for @jaketapper’s right to say whatever the hell he wants, but that free speech also protects the Republicans he is so eager to condemn for asking Constitutional questions about the election.”

In reaction to Tapper’s statement, BlazeTV’s Dave Rubin tweeted, “This might be the most vile thing ever said on cable news. Tapper was CNN’s last hope and he turned out to be the absolute worst.”

Mast, arguing against impeaching Trump, had asked rhetorically on the House floor earlier in the day if any of the people who stormed the Capitol building last week had been brought before the lower to chamber to testify as to “whether they did that because of our president.”

Bash, after promising to share evidence to the contrary, posted a video online showing a protester yelling outside the Capitol, insisting, “We were invited here! We were invited!…We were invited by the president of the United States!”

Mast tweeted after the impeachment vote, “In the debate of this very serious decision to impeach a President, Congress has not held one hearing or asked any questions. Congress cannot make an honest assessment without conducting an honest deliberation!”

The Democrat-led House acted swiftly Wednesday to vote on impeaching Trump in a 232-197 vote that saw ten Republicans vote in favor of the action.

Democrats have pressed for rushing to impeach the president before he leaves office next week, but the GOP-led Senate will not conduct its trial on the charge against Trump until he leaves office next week, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

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Kayleigh McEnany fires back at Jake Tapper, saying he’s ‘lazy’ for making ‘baseless personal attacks with ZERO evidence’

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany fired back at CNN anchor Jake Tapper after he said that he would not have her on his show because she lies so much.

Tapper made the comments on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter on Sunday. McEnany replied from her official social media account.

“This is a therapy session for a broken network, and @jaketapper is lazy enough to participate by lobbing baseless personal attacks, with ZERO evidence,” McEnany said.

“Jake’s real problem: I do not leak. I do not lie. But I DO call out the lies of the media (i.e. CNN Russia collusion hoax!)”

Tapper told Stelter on Sunday that he refused to have some of the members of the Trump administration or the Trump 2020 campaign on his show.

“There are some people that are so mendacious, I just wouldn’t put them on air,” Tapper said in the interview.

“Kayleigh McEnany, I never booked her. Jason Miller from the Trump campaign, I would never book him. I mean, these are just people who tell lies the way that most people breathe. There was no value in that,” he continued.

Tapper went on to say that former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway didn’t lie like McEnany did, but that she merely changed the subject when asked a tough question.

“There’s a big difference between something like Kayleigh McEnany, who just like, this is what she does, she tells lies all the time, she can’t acknowledge reality,” Tapper continued.

“So I’m just not gonna put somebody like that on air,” he concluded.

Tapper also complained on Monday when President Donald Trump retweeted an insult mocking him and calling him “Fake Tapper.”

“The American people are suffering though the deadliest month of the pandemic and the president is RTing mean tweets about me,” he tweeted.

Here’s Tapper’s comment on ‘Reliable Sources’:


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Jake Tapper ends show by praising Donald Trump — for ‘exposing’ Republicans as ‘un-Democratic, un-American’

CNN host Jake Tapper ended “State of the Union” on Sunday by offering praise for President Donald Trump. But he quickly turned the tables, using the president’s actions to slam the Republican Party.

What did Tapper praise?

At the conclusion of his show, Tapper told his audience that he wanted “to praise Donald Trump, not to bury him.”

The CNN host proceeded to list legitimate achievements of the Trump administration, including:

  • Operation Warp Speed
  • Renegotiating trade deals
  • Working to bring peace in the Middle East
  • Working to bring home American troops
  • “Expos[ing]” the “cozy” relationships between politicians and the media

That’s when Tapper focused on the events of the last week, specifically on a lawsuit brought by the state of Texas to overturn millions of votes cast in the 2020 election.

The Supreme Court ultimately decided to not hear the case, saying the lawsuit had a “lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution.”

Tapper used the development to bury the Republicans who supported it, including more than a dozen states and the majority of House Republicans.

‘Unconservative, un-Democratic, un-American’

According to Tapper, the president did Americans “a favor by exposing these elected officials.”
“They are definitionally people who signed on to a desperate desire to subvert the will of the American people, to disenfranchise voters in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan based on lies and conspiracy theories, putting an immoral and corrupt power grab above democracy,” Tapper said.
President Trump made House Republicans go on the record,” Tapper continued. “He made them stand and be counted and 126 of them, including Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican Whip Steve Scalise, they actually signed their names to this, this unconservative, un-Democratic, un-American mendacious joke of a lawsuit that would disenfranchise millions of their fellow Americans.”
“These House Republicans raised their hands. They said, ‘Sign me up.’ The hope that most Republicans in the House were better than this, that has been destroyed,” Tapper went on to say. “For those of us who believe in standards and norms and the U.S. Constitution, we need to thank President Trump for bringing this fact to light.”


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CNN’s Jake Tapper celebrates Joe Biden’s reported victory: ‘Long national nightmare is over’

CNN anchor Jake Tapper channeled his inner Gerald Ford upon the media’s declaration that former Vice President Joe Biden is the president-elect — declaring America’s “long national nightmare is over.”

“What a moment in history. We have all been waiting on the edges of our seats since Tuesday. It is the end, the end of a tumultuous presidency— a time of some accomplishments, no question, a time when many Americans throughout the country and in shuttered steel-towns and in rural America, they felt for the first time they felt heard, which is important,” Tapper began.

“But it has also been a time of extreme divisions, many of the divisions caused and exacerbated by President Trump himself,” Tapper explained.

“It’s been a time of several significant and utterly avoidable failures, and most tragically, of course, the unwillingness to respect facts and science and do everything that could be done to save lives during a pandemic,” Tapper continued. “It has been a time where truth and fact were treated with disdain. It was a time of cruelty, where official inhumanity, such as child separation, became the official, shameful policy of the United States.”

“But now, the Trump presidency is coming to an end. To an end. With so many squandered opportunities and ruined potential, but also an era of just plain meanness,” Tapper went on to say.

“It must be said to paraphrase President Ford: For tens of millions of our fellow Americans, their long national nightmare is over,” Tapper said.

What was the reference to Ford?

Upon taking the presidential oath of office in August 1974, Ford — who was not elected president, but assumed the high office after Richard Nixon resigned — sought to encourage Americans that the Watergate Scandal that had besmirched Nixon’s White House was finally over.

“My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over,” Ford said.

“Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule. But there is a higher Power, by whatever name we honor Him, who ordains not only righteousness but love, not only justice but mercy,” Ford continued. “As we bind up the internal wounds of Watergate, more painful and more poisonous than those of foreign wars, let us restore the golden rule to our political process, and let brotherly love purge our hearts of suspicion and of hate.”

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CNN’s Jake Tapper grills Pelosi for stalling COVID relief bill: ‘You could take yes for an answer’

CNN host Jake Tapper grilled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday over why she continues to block passing additional coronavirus-related aid that millions of Americans desperately need, all while blaming the White House.

What’s the background?

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows revealed on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that Pelosi continues to “move the goalposts” on COVID-19 economic relief.

“We have continued to make offer after offer after offer. And Nancy continues to move the goalposts. And, as you know, we’re up to $1.9 trillion. I personally have talked to the leader multiple times. I have talked to senators multiple times,” Meadows explained. “And, at the end of the day, it was the Democrats just last week who said that they weren’t going to support a $500 billion deal. So, they said no to some relief coming to Americans.”

What happened with Pelosi?

Later in the show, Tapper grilled Pelosi over why she continues to stall economic relief, highlighting the fact that the Trump administration has attempted to compromise with House Democrats.

“So, we know that the White House has moved closer to your position on lots of issues, coronavirus testing, contact tracing strategy, unemployment benefits, local government,” Tapper said, before being cut off by Pelosi.

In response, Pelosi claimed that Republicans have not attempted to comprise.

“And also same thing, they keep moving the goalposts. They— every time they say we move the goalposts, that means they’re projecting what they did,” Pelosi claimed.

The House speaker then attempted to steer the conversation away from the details of coronavirus relief legislation, but Tapper rejected the spin.

“But it just seems like they keep moving closer and closer,” he said of Republicans.

“I get that you’re waiting for it on paper. But it just seems like, you’re winning. I mean, that’s what it seems like to me,” Tapper told Pelosi. “I’m looking at all the things that the White House is moving forward to your position on. And it seems like you could take yes for an answer.”

Pelosi tried to continue blaming Republicans for the lack of a deal, but Tapper quickly reminded her that even Democrats are imploring their leadership to make a deal.

“[O]ne of your own members, Congressman Max Rose, said this week that the Democratic Party needs to learn, to a certain extent, how to declare victory and go home,” Tapper said. “You’re getting a lot of messages from Democrats saying: ‘This is good enough. We need to say yes.'”

Indeed, last week, the White House pushed a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus-relief bill, which included many Democratic requests, making clear they want to compromise before Election Day.

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Jake Tapper schools top Biden official with constitutional lesson for defending false claim from Biden

CNN host Jake Tapper schooled a top Biden campaign official on Sunday who defended Joe Biden’s recent claim that Republicans are acting unconstitutionally by filing the Supreme Court vacancy with Amy Coney Barrett.

As TheBlaze reported, Biden has refused to state his position on court-packing, which Democrats have promised to do if Barrett is confirmed before Election Day.

On Saturday, Biden once again dodged questions about court-packing, instead claiming that, “It’s not constitutional what they’re doing.”

What happened on CNN?

Tapper confronted Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” over exactly what unconstitutional actions Republicans have taken. It did not end well for Bedingfield.

Tapper asked, “[Biden] said it’s not constitutional, what they’re doing. How is it not constitutional what they’re doing?”

Bedingfield claimed in response that Biden’s comments are referring to polls that show the majority of Americans want the winner of the election to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

“His point is that the people have an opportunity to weigh in on this constitutional process through their vote,” Bedingfield said. “And we are now in the midst of the election. Millions of people have already cast their votes. And you see that the vast majority of people say that they want the person who wins the election on November 3 to nominate the justice to take this seat.”

Tapper fired back, “That’s a poll. That’s not the Constitution.”

“So, by trying to — by trying to — that is their constitutional — there’s the constitutional process of advise and consent,” Bedingfield responded. “The American people get to have their say by voting for president, by voting for senators. We are now 23 days from the election.”

“Right, but it’s not unconstitutional,” Tapper shot back.

When Bedingfield then claimed that millions of “voters are being denied their constitutional right to have a say in this process,” Tapper gave Bedingfield another constitutional lesson.

“They elected the Senate,” Tapper informed Bedingfield.

Bedingfield responded by claiming “most Americans vehemently disagree” with confirming Barrett prior to the election.

“Again, Kate, that’s a poll,” Tapper fired back. “That’s not what the word constitutional means. Constitutional doesn’t mean, I like it or I don’t like it. It means it’s according to the U.S. Constitution. There’s nothing unconstitutional about what the U.S. Senate is doing.”


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Jake Tapper takes aim at Trump over COVID infection: ‘You have become a symbol of your own failures’

CNN anchor Jake Tapper had a stern message for President Donald Trump on Sunday, three days after the world learned of Trump’s COVID-19 infection.

During a monologue on “State of the Union,” Tapper excoriated Trump for “failed leadership” and “undermining” efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“Many Americans are likely feeling both sympathy and anger today, emotions that don’t necessarily mix well,” Tapper began. “Sympathy for all of those suffering, including President Trump, who remains at Walter Reed Medical Center. But also anger because so much — so much of all this pain could have been avoided.

Tapper continued:

So many of us since March have been doing everything we can to preserve the health of not only ourselves and our families, but our communities, our neighbors, you. Social distancing, wearing masks, holding events remotely, weddings have been canceled, jobs lost, children are missing out on in-person education, and their ability to see friends. It’s a real crisis. It’s going to leave scars. 208,000 Americans have died. Thousands of Americans have lost loved ones without being able to properly mourn or even say good-bye. But we’re in the middle of a once in century pandemic. Health experts say this is what we need to do in order to get to the other side.

“Regardless of the sympathy we may feel, we also know the president has been undermining these efforts, expressing disdain for health regulations and those who abide by them,” Tapper claimed.

Tapper went on to say that “Americans who don’t listen to science or medicine” are making “it worse for all of us” — and he claimed those individuals are “are taking your cues” from Trump.

Then the CNN journalist tore into Republicans for gathering together last Saturday, many of them maskless, during Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination announcement.

“My god. How are future generations going to try to make sense of these images of the Republican leaders of the nation acting like this during a once in a century pandemic with more than 200,000 Americans dead?” Tapper said.

“It’s not just through failed leadership or setting bad examples. You are all now literally risking spreading the virus yourselves,” he continued. “The president and his team have been behaving as if the pandemic is over. This callous indifference to the wellbeing of the citizens the president swore to protect, it’s no longer just theoretical, it’s no longer well, they might get the virus.”

Then, Tapper directed his speech directly to Trump, who remains at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he is battling his COVID-19 infection.

“Sick and in isolation, Mr. President, you have become a symbol of your own failures. Failures of recklessness, ignorance, arrogance. The same failures you have been inflicting on the rest of us,” Tapper said. “Get well, and please, for the rest of us who don’t get to go to Walter Reed, get well and get it together.”

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Jake Tapper stops interview with Trump spokesman for listing Biden’s record on racial issues

CNN anchor Jake Tapper cut short an interview with Trump 2020 campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh on Wednesday, after the spokesman for President Donald Trump began listing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s record — past and present — in regard to black Americans.

What are the details?

Tapper became visibly frustrated multiple times over Murtaugh’s answers during the interview about Tuesday night’s first presidential debate between the candidates, focusing particularly on Trump’s answer when asked to denounce white supremacists.

Murtaugh argued that the president has condemned white supremacy many times, including on Wednesday when he clarified his stance. Tapper pushed back against that and eventually pulled the plug altogether when the Trump campaign representative began firing back about Biden’s previous links to segregationists and his recent comments about African American voters.

“Which of these two men is better for the black community?” Murtaugh asked. “The president’s record is clear: lowest unemployment ever for black Americans, historical funding to historically black colleges and universities, the First Step Act — letting people out of prison early for nonviolence offenses, giving them a second chance at life.”

Then, Murtaugh went after Biden.

“Joe Biden, meanwhile, palled around with racist, segregationist senators to prevent reintegration of schools…,” he said.

“Oh, come on!” Tapper replied, repeating, “Come on!” while Murtaugh noted that Biden’s “own running mate [Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)] took him to task for that during a Democrat debate.”

Murtaugh was referring to Harris attacking Biden on his civil rights record early on during the primaries.

Tapper replied, “If you want to talk about what Joe Biden was doing in the 1970s, when he worked with segregationist senators, absolutely, have at it.”

The host continued to tell Muraugh to “have at it” while the Trump 2020 spokesman moved on to present day.

“Just in this election, [Biden] said that he believes all black people think the same, and he said if you’re not voting for him and you’re black then ‘you ain’t black.'”

With that, Tapper had had enough.

“You know what, I’m not Chris Wallace,” the CNN anchor proclaimed, referring to the Fox News anchor who moderated Tuesday’s debate. Tapper then cut the interview off.

You can watch the exchange in its entirety below. The questions on racial issues begin around the 5-minute mark:


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Trump adviser gets into testy exchange with CNN’s Jake Tapper, accuses network of not being honest with the American people. So Tapper cuts off the interview.

CNN’s Jake Tapper cut off a Sunday interview with White House trade adviser Peter Navarro after Navarro accused the network of lying to the American people.

What are the details?

Navarro appeared on “State of the Union” where he accused Tapper and CNN of not being forthright in reporting.

At one point during the exchange, Tapper said, “Let’s [talk about] revelations from Bob Woodward’s book. … I want you to take a listen to what President Trump told Woodward in private on Feb. 7.”

The clip in question featured Trump speaking to Woodward about COVID-19.

“He’s stating that the coronavirus is five times deadlier than the regular influenza,” Tapper said of the president’s remarks. “Now here’s what [the president] was saying publicly two weeks later.”

He went on to play a clip of a conversation between Trump and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s senior medical correspondent, in which the president said, “The flu is much higher than that,” referring to a fatality ratio when compared to COVID-19 infections.

‘He was misleading the American people’

“He was misleading the American people,” Tapper said. “Why?”

Navarro responded, “Give me a minute to walk through the timeline, because I think this is really important.”

He continued, “On Jan. 31, that was basically the starting gun to fight this virus that came in from the Chinese Communist Party. Let’s not forget where this started. And that was a signal from this president that this is a serious, serious matter. He’s taking down flights from China. He was called a xenophobe and a racist by Joe Biden, who later had to apologize.”

Tapper interrupted and said that Biden never said those things about Trump and never issued an apology for the remarks. A Biden spokesperson in May
said that Biden never called the president racist or xenophobic over the move to ban flights, nor did he issue an apology for the remarks.

Navarro continued, “So, Jan. 31, pulls down the flights, saves probably hundreds of thousands of American lives. … In that first week of February, leading up to Feb. 7, we here at the White House started a strategy. It basically was, hope for the best, prepare for the worst, stay calm, and begin to attack this virus from China on four different vectors. PPE, therapeutics, vaccines.”

“I’m not giving you 10 minutes to do this,” Tapper warned.

An exasperated-sounding Navarro added that Trump spoke to Woodward on Feb. 7.

“What happens on Feb. 9?” Navarro continued. “This is the most important thing. A memo — I write a memo that goes out to the task force here that basically outlines President Trump’s strategy for dealing with the virus. And, in this memo, it brings to the effect that we need N95 masks.”

‘You’re not honest with the American people!’

Clearly impatient, Tapper interrupts several more times before things quickly escalated.

“This is not fair, Jake,” Navarro said, unable to make any headway on the initial question Tapper asked. “You’re constantly interrupting me and you’re not letting me talk. … You just don’t like the answer!”

Tapper then accused Trump of lying to the public about the COVID-19 outbreak in the early days of the pandemic.

“Why wasn’t the president straightforward with the American people?” he demanded.

Navarro responded that Trump was nothing but straightforward and said that Tapper was “cherry-picking” his information and skewing the narrative in doing so.

Tapper then claimed that the president was always aware that COVID-19 was “deadlier than the flu” and had lied to the American public just two weeks after making such an admission.

“You’re not answering the question,” Tapper insisted.

“You’re not honest with the American people!” Navarro shot back. “CNN is not honest with the American people. Do you want to go there? We can do that. … I answered your question. … I answered the question repeatedly, Jake. You just didn’t like the answer.”

Tapper then cut off Navarro, and thanked him for appearing on the show.

“I would just like to remind the American people watching that the United States has less than 5% of the world’s population, and the United States has more than 20% of the world’s coronavirus deaths,” he closed. “That is a fact. It does not matter how many times he insults CNN.”

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‘You don’t know what you are talking about’: Richard Grenell calls out Jake Tapper over CNN’s reporting

CNN’s Jake Tapper tried to pick apart President Donald Trump’s answer to a reporter on Thursday, leading former acting director of national intelligence Richard Grenell to remind the anchor of his own network’s false reporting while asserting: “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

What are the details?

During a press conference, President Trump was asked about the report that Russia offered bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops and whether he had read about it in the President’s Daily Brief.

The president answered that he reads his briefings “all the time,” and said of the bounty report, “It was never brought to my attention, I think it’s another Russia hoax.”

He continued, “We’re working with Russia right now on a non-proliferation agreement—nuclear non-proliferation—and if we can get something like that it would be great. But it was never brought to my attention…because it didn’t reach the level. There were a lot of people, including Democrats, that said it never took place.”

“If it did take place, it would have been brought to my attention and I would take very strong action,” Trump added. “There’s been nobody tougher with Russia or China than I have—not even by a long shot.”

Tapper posted a clip of the exchange on Twitter claiming Trump’s comments that “It was never brought to my attention” and “I think it’s another Russia hoax” are “Not true.”

The anchor admitted, “Yes there is disagreement among Intel Community about GRU ‘bounties’ but there’s [intelligence community] consensus that Russia is arming and funding the Taliban. Who are killing US servicemembers.”

Grenell replied, “You haven’t seen the intel. You don’t know what you are talking about.”

He reminded Tapper, “Your network told Americans that Kim Jung Un was incapacitated and brain dead for weeks. And you said you had intel on it. Your intel ‘sources’ have agendas. And so do you.”

Anything else?

Grenell is starting to make a habit of dangling the Kim Jong Un story in CNN’s face. Last month, host Erin Burnett attempted to trap the former cabinet member on air into agreeing that John Bolton’s book couldn’t be both “highly classified” and “fake.”

“Of course, it can be both,” Grenell replied. “What are you talking about? Life is not simple.”

Grenell added, “CNN reported for a very long time that Kim Jong Un was brain dead. The fact of the matter is that was erroneous but had a nugget of classified information in there.”

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CNN’s Jake Tapper chides reporters — including Jim Acosta — for misrepresenting Kayleigh McEnany comment

CNN host Jake Tapper chided reporters — including his own colleague from CNN, Jim Acosta — who misrepresented a comment from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

The comment was made Thursday during McEnany’s media briefing as she was defending the president’s demand that schools reopen despite criticism that it might help spread the coronavirus.

Josh Lederman of CBS tweeted that McEnany said, “The science should not stand in the way of this,” in relation to the reopening of schools.

Critics of the administration took the quote to mean that President Donald Trump was not going to let scientific conclusions stand in the way of his preferred policy to reopen schools. The claim was emphasized in the headline from The Daily Beast that read, “Kayleigh McEnany: ‘Science Should Not Stand in the Way’ of Reopening Schools.”

But even Tapper, who has criticized the Trump administration heavily, had to chide reporters for propagating the misleading quote.

“Folks read the ENTIRE McEnany comment about “the science should not stand in the way” of opening schools,” Tapper tweeted.

“She’s arguing that the science is on the side of those who want to open them, she cites a JAMA study. I’m not taking a position on the matter but be fair,” he added.

Some people noted that Tapper could have tagged his CNN colleague Jim Acosta, because he was one of the journalists who dishonestly circulated the misleading McEnany quote.

Acosta later added further context to her quote, but not her full quote.

Tapper also went on to criticize the administration for past policies and statements after his tweet about McEnany’s comment.

“Before the familiar voices jump on this to score whatever political points they want,” he tweeted, “the facts are also clear that the president has ignored science and health experts far too many times and the US response is empirically a failure compared to the rest of the Western world.”

Critics of the school reopening plan say that although the coronavirus doesn’t appear to lead to many hospitalization or fatalities among children, opening them up too soon would help spread the virus to more susceptible groups.

Supporters of the plan to reopen schools counter by arguing that children need the socialization that schooling provides, and total distance learning would be a severe hardship for many parents.

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Jake Tapper obliterates Gov. Cuomo for ignoring New York’s lethal pandemic failures during his ‘victory tour’

CNN host Jake Tapper excoriated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his “victory tour” on his state’s coronavirus response when so many were hurt and even died from his “missteps and late actions.”

Tapper began his complaints against the governor on Twitter and moved on to his news show Tuesday on CNN. He cited Cuomo’s appearance on late night talk shows and a bizarre poster he published to celebrate his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“NY state has lost more than 32,000 lives to COVID-19. So while it’s great that the numbers have gone down, it’s perplexing to see crowing, Cuomo going on Fallon, etc.,” Tapper tweeted.

“No other state has lost as many lives, not even close. New Jersey is next with 17,000+,” he added.

“Yes, this has been a major challenge for every leader, but New York’s leaders do not have a success story to tell. It’s been about missteps and late actions,” Tapper continued in a second tweet where he linked a New York Times article documenting New York’s response failures.

Tapper added links to more criticism against Cuomo in the New Yorker, and from CNN on the nursing home disaster.

“It’s great that the numbers have gone down, and I hope to God they stay there. But New York’s leaders were late and made many mistakes; it’s been an absolute tragedy,” Tapper added.

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Tapper went on to bash Cuomo and his self-congratulatory poster in commentary on his show Tuesday.

“The Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be on something of a victory tour congratulating the state and himself for defeating the virus, even selling this poster which shows his state getting over the mountain by bringing down the curve, during the ‘111 days of hell,’ as the governor put it,” Tapper said.

“The poster includes references to his daughters and a boyfriend, little inside jokes,” he explained.

“There are no illustrations, however, of the more than 32,000 dead New Yorkers, the highest death toll by far, of any state,” Tapper continued.

“No rendering on that poster of criticism that Governor Cuomo ignored warnings, no depiction of the study that he could have saved thousands of lives had he and Mayor [Bill] de Blasio acted sooner,” he added. “No painting on that poster of his since-rescinded order that nursing homes take all infected patients in.”

Tapper went on to excoriate Cuomo for “crowing” about his accomplishments, calling it a campaign of “revisionism.”

Here’s the video of Tapper’s criticism:


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Fox cancels livestream of Louis Farrakhan’s ‘message’ from ‘God’ after massive outrage

Fox network’s streaming service Fox Soul will no longer air Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s planned “message” from God.

What’s a brief history of this?

The network’s move follows major outcry against the previously planned airing, which was set to take place on July 4.

CNN anchor Jake Tapper and Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt were two prominent voices that spoke out against the network’s decision to provide Farrakhan a platform.

In a lengthy statement, Greenblatt wrote, “Louis Farrakhan, a notorious #antisemite & #homophobe, inexplicably continues to get airtime. He repeatedly elevates hateful conspiracies. He has called Jews “termites” and the #LGBTQ+ community ‘degenerates.’ He deserves condemnation, not exposure.”

Tapper added, “Farrkhan is a vile anti-LGBTQ anti-Semitic misogynist. Why is a Fox channel airing his propaganda?”

What are the details?

Fox Soul issued a Twitter release announcing the broadcast’s cancellation.

Instead of airing Farrakhan’s speech, the release reveals, a compilation feature including speeches from “the greatest Black leaders and thinkers” is set to air in its place.

A portion of the statement
read, “This powerful and inspirational program replaces the previously scheduled Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s ‘Message to America.'”

What else?

A Fox source reportedly told the
Daily Beast that such programming might include people such as Malcolm X, Cornel West, and Martin Luther King Jr.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Nation of Islam is an organized
hate group. The SPLC adds that the group’s “theology of innate black superiority over whites and the deeply racist, antisemitic and anti-LGBT rhetoric of its leaders have earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.”

Fox Soul — which was launched in January — aims to be “a new live and interactive streaming channel dedicated to the African American viewer.”

“The programs aim to celebrate black culture and deal with real topics that impact the everyday lives of the black community through frank and insightful dialogue with local and national influencers,” its
website notes.

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Ilhan Omar can’t explain how to protect constituents when police are gone

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) could not answer CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s question about who will protect the citizens of Minneapolis if the local police force is disbanded.

What are the details?

During Sunday’s “State of the Union,” Tapper asked Omar about her insistence that police should be defunded and an alternative law enforcement should be put into place.

Omar, who represents a portion of Minneapolis, could not tell Tapper what would happen once the police are disbanded.

Last week, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution to replace the local police force with a “community safety” model.

“You have talked about dismantling — the need to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” Tapper began. “What takes its place, and if you could just decree what takes its place? Who investigates crimes? Who arrests criminals? What happens?”

Omar responded with a bit of background information, rehashing the city council’s resolution.

“So, Minneapolis unanimously just voted on a resolution that will engage the community on a one-year process of what happens as we go through the process of dismantling the department and starting anew,” she began. “A new way forward can’t be put in place if we have a department that is having a crisis of credibility, if we have a department that’s led by a chief who’s suited for racism, if we have a department that hasn’t solved homicide.”

She added, “Half of the homicides in the Minneapolis Police Department go unsolved.”

The lawmaker continued, pointing out the fallibility of the police department, rather than answering Tapper’s simple question.

“There have been cases where they have destroyed rape kits,” Omar insisted. “And so you can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root. What you can do is rebuild. And so this is our opportunity, you know, as a city to come together, have the conversation of what public safety looks like, who enforces the most dangerous crimes that take place in our community.”

Tapper, clearly through with Omar’s history lesson, responded, “You’re — just to be clear, though, you’re not saying that there’s nothing that takes its place. You’re not saying that if a woman is raped …”

Omar interrupted, insisting that the greater conversation is “going wrong.”

“I think that’s really where the conversation is going wrong, because no one is saying that the community is not going to be kept safe,” she said. “No one is saying crimes will not be investigated. No one is saying that we are not going to have proper response when community members are in danger.”

She insisted, “We can’t go about creating a different process with the same infrastructure in place.”

Not once during the interview did Omar actually answer Tapper’s original question of what will take the place of traditional law enforcement, who will be responsible for investigating crimes or even arresting criminals.

You can listen to the exchange in the video below.

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$138 Million Government Contract Will Fund Production Of 500 Million Pre-Filled COVID-19 Vaccine “Injection Devices”

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream. 

Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any stranger, two U.S. government agencies have taken things to an entirely new level.  The U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have just put out a press release that is absolutely jaw-dropping, but so far hardly anyone is talking about it.

According to the press release, a 138 million dollar contract has been awarded to ApiJect Systems America for two projects known as “Project Jumpstart” and “RAPID USA”.  Apparently the goal of these projects is to have vast numbers of “injection devices” ready to go once a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.  The following comes directly from the official website of the Department of Defense

“Today the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announce a $138 million contract with ApiJect Systems America for “Project Jumpstart” and “RAPID USA,” which together will dramatically expand U.S. production capability for domestically manufactured, medical-grade injection devices starting by October 2020.

Spearheaded by the DOD’s Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF), in coordination with the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the contract will support “Jumpstart” to create a U.S.-based, high-speed supply chain for prefilled syringes beginning later this year by using well-established Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) aseptic plastics manufacturing technology, suitable for combatting COVID-19 when a safe and proven vaccine becomes available.

Today, there are about 328 million people living in the United States.  But the press release states that the plan is to produce “over 500 million prefilled syringes” in 2021

The contract also enables ApiJect Systems America to accelerate the launch of RAPID USA manufactured in new and permanent U.S.-based BFS facilities with the ultimate production goal of over 500 million prefilled syringes (doses) in 2021. This effort will be executed initially in Connecticut, South Carolina and Illinois, with potential expansion to other U.S.-based locations. RAPID will provide increased lifesaving capability against future national health emergencies that require population-scale vaccine administration on an urgent basis.

So that would be enough “injection devices” to vaccinate every man, woman, and child in the entire country one and a half times.

Wow.

Right now, researchers all over the globe are racing toward the development of a vaccine, but as I have discussed previously, that is not going to be an easy task.

And on Tuesday Dr. Anthony Fauci openly admitted to a U.S. Senate committee that there is no guarantee that a vaccine “is actually going to be effective”

As drugmakers across the world race to develop a coronavirus vaccine, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said, “There’s no guarantee that the vaccine is actually going to be effective.”

Fauci delivered the somber warning Tuesday to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions during a hearing about the road to reopening businesses across the nation.

In addition, because there are multiple strains of COVID-19 already running around out there, one vaccine may not be able to cover them all.  So this could create a need for “multiple vaccines”, and this is something that NIH Director Francis Collins has openly acknowledged

Several vaccines will likely be needed to combat the coronavirus and immunize groups of people in America and abroad, U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said in an interview.

So when the time finally comes, there may be more than one vaccine that authorities are pushing everyone to take.

But for now, there is no vaccine, and some health officials are pushing for social distancing restrictions to remain in place for months to come.

For example, Fox News is reporting that the top health official of Los Angeles County is warning that the local “stay-at-home order” may have to be extended until August…

Los Angeles County will likely continue its stay-at-home order through the summer, officials said Tuesday, as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy and patience continues to wear thin for some calling for the state to reopen and for normal life to resume.

County Public Health Director Barabara Ferrer said the order will be extended “with all certainty” at the Board of Supervisors meeting, possibly until July or August, the Los Angeles Times reported.

And apparently L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is on the same page.  In fact, he has once again stated that there will be no return to normal until a cure or a vaccine comes along

“I think quite simply she’s saying we’re not going to fully reopen Los Angeles — or anywhere in America — without any protections or health orders in the next three months,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

“I think we know it’s going to be even longer than three months. … We’re not moving past Covid-19, we’re learning to live with it. We’re not going to go back to pre-Covid life any time soon” or move forward without a medicine or vaccine.

I feel so badly for those living in the Los Angeles area because it certainly looks like the next three months are going to be really rough.

Of course, there are other large cities that are facing similar timelines.  Just check out what is being reported regarding the outlook for New York City…

New York City may not fully reopen until August after Gov. Cuomo advised that each phase of the four phase restart plan could take up to two weeks to implement.

Parts of the state of New York will be ready to reopen on May 15, this Friday, after meeting Governor Cuomo’s strict set of seven requirements.

We are only in mid-May right now.

Could you imagine being forced to stay home for the next three months?

Sadly, that is what millions of Americans will be facing.

And on Tuesday Dr. Fauci actually suggested that many schools will need to remain closed as the next school year begins

Anthony Fauci, MD, revealed Tuesday morning that a return to school in the fall “would be a bit of a bridge too far,” during a Senate Committee hearing. News of likely continued homeschooling for the next school year will probably be met with groans and frustration by harried parents struggling to balance working from home and also managing remote learning and having their children home 100 percent of the time.

Our entire society is melting down because of this virus, and if we can’t handle this crisis, what are we going to do when much worse things start happening to us?

Sometimes I wish that we could roll back the clock and go back to 2019.

Life seemed so much simpler back then, and things are only going to get crazier in the weeks and months to come…

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‘Just calm down’: Nancy Pelosi snaps when confronted by Jake Tapper over coronavirus relief

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instructed CNN anchor Jake Tapper to “just calm down” on Sunday after he confronted her over coronavirus relief.

Last week, Congress approved another economic package to help small businesses make ends meet during the COVID-19 shutdowns. Absent from the bill was additional aid for state and local government, who have repeatedly asked Congress for more help. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), for example, criticized Congress for not addressing state and local needs.

On CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Tapper pressed Pelosi on why Congress has not addressed those requests with specific action, suggesting she and other Democratic leaders have made a “tactical mistake.”

“So, Cuomo says he would have insisted on state funding in the last bill,” Tapper said. “Was this a tactical mistake by you and Senator Schumer?”

“Just calm down,” Pelosi shot back.

“We will have state and local, and we will have it in a very significant way. It’s no use going on to what might have been,” she added.

The California Democrat had earlier claimed that the most recent legislation “was always an interim bill,” and promised to pass additional local and state funding in the second major COVID-19 relief bill, which she dubbed CARES 2.”

Later in the interview, Pelosi said governors are “impatient,” but said their impatience is positive because it “will help us get an even bigger number” in the next relief bill.

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Jake Tapper lets AOC repeat lie about President Trump on air, then admits he knew she was lying

Despite admitting that President Donald Trump did not call coronavirus a “hoax,” CNN host Jake Tapper did not stop Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) from parroting the lie.

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez said:

We’re hearing it every step of the way from this administration. First, we were hearing it was a hoax. Then we were hearing that everything was fine. Then we were hearing that the fundamentals of the economy was OK until the crash comes. And we cannot wait until people start really dying in large numbers to start production.

As TheBlaze previously reported, Trump, in fact, did not call coronavirus a “hoax.”

Rather, he compared the Democratic attempt to politicize the U.S. government’s COVID-19 response to the Mueller investigation and his impeachment, both of which ultimately concluded without establishing wrongdoing on the president’s behalf.

Still, those facts did not stop Tapper from allowing Ocasio-Cortez to repeat the lie on live television, nor did it prompt Tapper to fact-check the New York Democrat.

In response to being called out by a Trump campaign staffer, Tapper admitted Democrats have mischaracterized the president. Tapper said he ultimately chose not to correct Ocasio-Cortez because Trump did use the word “hoax,” while claiming Trump’s assertion about Democratic efforts to politicize the COVID-19 response is false.

“I thought about it, because the president did not call the virus a hoax,” Tapper said. “But i didn’t because he *did* call a hoax the concerns of those saying that the response from the president was insufficient and that he was downplaying the gravity of the crisis. And that too was a lie.”

“I guess that’s the problem with a politician who lies so often; while I agree that Democrats are mischaracterizing what he said, what he did say was also false so it’s tough to justify taking the time for a fact check when it’s not taking a stand defining the truth,” he added.

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Democrat grills Pompeo on whether coronavirus is a hoax — then Jake Tapper exposes his misleading question

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) made headlines when he grilled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a supposed quote from acting White House chief of staff Mike Mulvaney, but it turns out he was misleading everyone about the quote.

“Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told the Conservative Political Action Conference that the coronavirus was the hoax of the day. Do you agree with Donald Trump’s chief of staff that the coronavirus is the hoax of the day?” asked Lieu.

“The State Department is doing everything it can to protect American citizens from around the world,” responded Pompeo.

“Do you believe coronavirus is a hoax of the day?” interrupted Lieu.

“I’m not gonna comment on what others are saying,” said Pompeo, who appeared to be losing patience with the question.

“Do you believe the coronavirus is a hoax?” asked Lieu.

“It’s a gotcha moment, it’s not useful,” Pompeo responded.

While the interaction has been used by left-wing media outlets to make it appear as if Pompeo might possibly believe the coronavirus was a hoax, CNN’s Jake Tapper unraveled the false premise behind the question by Lieu.

“That’s not what Mulvaney said,” tweeted Tapper.

“Mulvaney said at CPAC today that 5-6 weeks ago, the admin. held coronavirus briefings on the Hill and only 5 senators & 10-15 congressmen showed up,” added Tapper, and quoting Mulvaney, who said, “We were dealing with it. The press was covering their hoax of the day.”

Mulvaney was in fact criticizing the media for ignoring the briefings in order to cover the impeachment, which he called the “hoax of the day.”

Tapper then criticized Mulvaney for his rebuke of the media. “It’s preposterous to assert that by covering an impeachment and impeachment trial of the president the media was covering our ‘hoax of the day,'” he added in a third tweet.

Lieu went on to call Pompeo “shameful” for himself going to speak at CPAC on the same day that he gave only giving two hours of time to testify before Congress.

Here’s the video of the exchange:



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