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Buttigieg confronted on science for face mask mandates on airplanes — he admits it’s a ‘matter of respect’

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg admitted Sunday that continued face mask requirements on public transportation under the jurisdiction of federal regulators is a “matter of respect” — not science.

Just last month, the Transportation Security Administration extended face mask requirements “across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through September 13.”

The requirement went into effect on Feb. 1, less than two weeks after President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

What did Buttigieg say?

Despite proponents of pandemic-related restrictions arguing protective measures are necessary because science supports them, Buttigieg said Sunday that continued restrictions on transportation is not a matter of science at all.

Buttigieg’s admission came despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying that fully vaccinated people can basically return to normal life, which now includes more than half of all U.S. adults. Most states and municipalities have responded by dropping most, if not all, pandemic related restrictions or announced intentions to do so in the near future.

During an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” host Martha Raddatz questioned Buttigieg why federal transportation guidelines deviate from CDC recommendations.

Buttigieg claimed “the differences have to do with the physical space” and alleged restrictions are “driven by public health considerations,” but said that, ultimately, continuing to wear a face mask and follow pandemic-related restrictions the CDC says are no longer necessary for fully vaccinated Americans is about “respect.”

“It’s a matter of safety but it’s also a matter of respect,” Buttigieg said. “And as we get back and as we’re so thankful to get back to the skies, to get back on the road, to get back to loved ones, let’s make sure we are doing it in a way that we can all be proud of.”


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In a separate interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper asked Buttigieg what science supports continued pandemic restrictions on transportation.

Buttigieg, however, did not directly answer the question, other than restating the premise of the question — that public health rules are currently different on airplanes and trains.

“The Biden administration says you will always follow the science. What science is there that says that a fully vaccinated person needs to wear a mask on a plane or a train or a bus?” Tapper asked.

“The public health guidance is a little bit different for situations like planes and trains,” Buttigeg responded.

“Of course, these rules and regulations and these bodies of guidance always evolve with the science,” he added. “But the bottom line is, we have a set of rules in place to keep people safe. And I really hope that travelers will respect flight attendants, bus operators, workers, anybody who is simply doing their job to keep people safe.”

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Buttigieg confronted on science for face mask mandates on airplanes — he admits it’s a ‘matter of respect’

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg admitted Sunday that continued face mask requirements on public transportation under the jurisdiction of federal regulators is a “matter of respect” — not science.

Just last month, the Transportation Security Administration extended face mask requirements “across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through September 13.”

The requirement went into effect on Feb. 1, less than two weeks after President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

What did Buttigieg say?

Despite proponents of pandemic-related restrictions arguing protective measures are necessary because science supports them, Buttigieg said Sunday that continued restrictions on transportation is not a matter of science at all.

Buttigieg’s admission came despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying that fully vaccinated people can basically return to normal life, which now includes more than half of all U.S. adults. Most states and municipalities have responded by dropping most, if not all, pandemic related restrictions or announced intentions to do so in the near future.

During an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” host Martha Raddatz questioned Buttigieg why federal transportation guidelines deviate from CDC recommendations.

Buttigieg claimed “the differences have to do with the physical space” and alleged restrictions are “driven by public health considerations,” but said that, ultimately, continuing to wear a face mask and follow pandemic-related restrictions the CDC says are no longer necessary for fully vaccinated Americans is about “respect.”

“It’s a matter of safety but it’s also a matter of respect,” Buttigieg said. “And as we get back and as we’re so thankful to get back to the skies, to get back on the road, to get back to loved ones, let’s make sure we are doing it in a way that we can all be proud of.”


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In a separate interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper asked Buttigieg what science supports continued pandemic restrictions on transportation.

Buttigieg, however, did not directly answer the question, other than restating the premise of the question — that public health rules are currently different on airplanes and trains.

“The Biden administration says you will always follow the science. What science is there that says that a fully vaccinated person needs to wear a mask on a plane or a train or a bus?” Tapper asked.

“The public health guidance is a little bit different for situations like planes and trains,” Buttigeg responded.

“Of course, these rules and regulations and these bodies of guidance always evolve with the science,” he added. “But the bottom line is, we have a set of rules in place to keep people safe. And I really hope that travelers will respect flight attendants, bus operators, workers, anybody who is simply doing their job to keep people safe.”

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CNN presses Biden’s COVID czar on president’s refusal follow new CDC face mask rules. He responds by getting the agency’s guidance wrong.

CNN’s Jake Tapper pushed President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients on why the president refuses to follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on face masks for people who are fully vaccinated against the virus.

Zients responded by claiming the president actually was following agency guidance while misquoting what the CDC’s guidance actually is.

What’s the background?

President Biden, who has been fully vaccinated since January, has sent a lot of mixed messages on face masks and CDC guidance, despite repeated claims that he and his administration would be “following the science” when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic.

Late last month, the CDC issued new face mask guidelines saying that fully vaccinated Americans do not need to wear masks outdoors, or even indoors in many cases. Fully vaccinated people, the CDC said, can gather outdoors without wearing a mask except in certain crowded settings and can also gather indoors without wearing a mask or staying six feet apart.

Yet just a couple days after the agency issued its new “science-based” guidance, Biden was on NBC’s “Today” saying he would keep flouting the new mask rules by wearing a mask outdoors because, he said, “it’s a patriotic responsibility for God’s sake.”

And last Friday, the president was asked during an event at the White House why he chose to wear a mask when he’s fully vaccinated and around others who are also vaccinated.

He responded, “Because when we’re inside, it’s still good policy to wear the mask.”

What did the COVID czar say?

Noting the Friday exchange, Tapper asked Zients if it is “really necessary for a fully vaccinated person to wear a mask at a limited indoor gathering if everyone there is vaccinated.”

Zients responded by misquoting the actual guidance from the CDC.

“Well, the CDC has given guidance that, when you’re with family and friends that are vaccinated in small groups, you don’t need a mask,” the COVID czar said.

But that’s not what the CDC’s mask guidance for fully vaccinated people says.

According to the CDC, “If you’ve been fully vaccinated: You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart.”

Tapper — who confronted senior Biden adviser Anita Dunn on the same topic a week earlier — continued to press Zients on the president’s mixed messages about vaccines and notion of trusting the experts.

“Why does President Biden in a room full of vaccinated journalists — with everybody in that room vaccinated — why does he need to wear a mask?” Tapper asked.

Zients replied, “The president is going to continue to follow the CDC guidance” — though he didn’t admit that the CDC’s official guidance is to do the opposite of what President Biden is doing.

Tapper also cited former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s recent recommendation that the CDC start lifting indoor mask mandates now, in order to send a message of science-based vaccine confidence.

But Biden’s COVID coordinator was not to be moved off his defense of his boss’ decision to ignore actual CDC guidance:

We’re going to look to the CDC. The president from day one has said we’re going to rely on science and facts, and that’s what we’ll do. The CDC has, across the last several weeks, given guidance for vaccinated people to do indoor gatherings with other vaccinated people, as I talked about earlier, to not wear masks outside, except when you’re in a very crowded place. And we look forward to further guidance from the CDC about what the advantages are of being vaccinated. What is clear is anyone who’s not vaccinated should get vaccinated.

However, Tapper continued to press Zients on the messaging, saying, “I think one of the reasons why journalists are annoyingly harping on this and some health experts are is because there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and President Biden being able to take off his mask in a room full of journalists and White House staffers, all of whom are fully vaccinated, is a demonstration that the vaccines work.”

Yet Zients obfuscated on the president’s repeated and obvious refusal to follow CDC guidelines — and then preached that all Americans should … “follow the CDC guidance.”


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Biden’s energy secretary blames COVID-19 for soaring gas prices, but oil industry expert points at Biden

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is blaming the pandemic for soaring gas prices.

Since President Joe Biden took office on Jan. 20, the national average gas price has soared more than 50 cents. As of Friday, it stood at nearly $3 per gallon — $2.96. The average was $2.38 per gallon when Biden took office, and $2.11 per gallon on Election Day last year.

What did Granholm say?

CNN anchor Jake Tapper confronted Granholm on Friday about skyrocketing gas prices, asking the former Michigan Democratic governor whether high energy prices will slow down the post-pandemic economic recovery.

“Beyond whether or not you think your policies are to blame, are you worried that the prices could impact whether or not Americans travel, which is, of course, needed to put money back into the economy?” Tapper asked.

In response, Granholm suggested an out-of-control COVID-19 virus is to blame for higher prices at the pump.

“People need to travel, you’re right, but we need to get the virus under control first, we need to get to that 70%, we need to get to herd immunity,” Granholm replied.

“Why have gas prices gone up? Could that be because of the virus itself as well? Everything is tied together,” she added. “So I just want to say, this administration is totally focused on getting this virus under control, which means the economy will get under control, and then investing in the nation so that we can go big on America.”


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Ironically, Granholm’s remark about herd immunity comes after the New York Times published a story suggesting herd immunity in the U.S. is no longer probable.

What’s to blame?

While typical culprits such as refinery maintenance and converting to summertime blends are partly to blame for the surge in gas prices, oil expert David Blackmon recently explained in Forbes the Biden administration’s policies are also a major contributor.

“Since last November 3, the average price per gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has skyrocketed by 75 cents. The markets clearly see the Biden/Harris administration as one that will work to inhibit U.S. oil production, which will also have the effect of tightening the global market, and traders have responded by driving up the price of crude oil,” Blackmon wrote.

He explained:

President Biden’s Day 1 executive orders to cancel the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and suspend the program for oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters were just initial shots across the bow. His order to raise the estimate for the “social cost of carbon” by over 700% will inevitably result in regulatory actions that will raise the cost of producing oil in the U.S., as will the coming effort by the Biden EPA to convince the courts to allow it to regulate carbon as a “criteria pollutant,” a topic I’ll address in more detail in the coming days.

All of these actions and more to come will increase the costs of not just oil and gasoline, but all forms of non-renewable energy for consumers, will make the country increasingly reliant on foreign oil imports and thus will render the country less energy secure than before. These outcomes are entirely predictable and are in fact features of the Biden/Harris plan, which is in part designed to make EVs and renewables more competitive by raising the cost of fossil fuels and other more traditional forms of energy. That’s not a value judgement: it’s just reality.

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CNN’s Jake Tapper questions whether pro-Trump Republicans should be given airtime

CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper questioned on Tuesday whether Republican politicians who he characterized as “cowardly” followers of former President Donald Trump should be given airtime.

During an interview with colleagues on CNN’s “New Day” morning program, Tapper went on a lengthy tirade against what he called the Republican Party’s embrace of “downright lies” and conspiracies as they relate to claims of election fraud and President Joe Biden’s progressive agenda.

“If they’re willing to lie about Joe Biden wanting to steal your hamburgers, and QAnon and the Big Lie about the election, what are they not willing to lie about?” Tapper said. “Why should I put any of them on TV?

“It’s remarkable that standing up for basic facts is now controversial within the Republican Party,” Tapper claimed in the interview, later making specific reference to Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Republican House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (La.).

“The lie about the election on its own is anti-democracy, and it is sowing seeds of ignorance in the populous, and obviously has the potential to incite violence,” he said. “But beyond that is, if you’re willing to lie about that, what are you not willing to lie about? That’s where we are when it comes to the House Republican leadership, McCarthy and Scalise, and where we are with too many leaders of the Republican Party — they’re not willing to tell their voters the truth.”


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“I happen to believe that this country needs a strong, thriving, healthy, fact-based Republican Party,” Tapper continued, claiming that for the country to succeed, healthy debate needs to happen. “But we can’t have those debates if one side … is not willing to stick to standards and facts.”

TheBlaze reached out to CNN regarding Tapper’s remarks, specifically questioning whether the network is considering barring certain members of GOP leadership from making appearances, but has not yet received a response.

The Hill, in its coverage of the news, noted that in December, Tapper admitted that he had a policy of never booking former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany or Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller on his show.

“There are some people that are so mendacious, I just wouldn’t put them on air,” he reportedly. “Kayleigh McEnany, I never booked her. Jason Miller from the Trump campaign, I would never book him. These are just people who tell lies the way that most people breathe. There was no value in that.”

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CNN’s Jake Tapper confronts top Biden adviser over why Biden wears face mask outdoors against CDC guidance

CNN anchor Jake Tapper confronted a senior adviser to President Joe Biden on Sunday over why the president continues to wear a face mask outdoors against recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What is the background?

The CDC released updated guidance last week saying that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.

This means that individuals like Biden — who received his first vaccine dose in December and his second shot in January — no longer need to wear a face covering outdoors under most circumstances. The CDC still recommends wearing one when attending “a crowded, outdoor event, like a live performance, parade, or sports event.”

What happened on CNN?

Tapper asked Anita Dunn, a senior adviser to Biden, whether Biden is sowing distrust in the efficacy of the vaccines by continuing to wear a mask outdoors against CDC advice.

“Should the president start following these guidelines and stop wearing a mask outdoors, stop wearing a mask indoors when with small groups of other vaccinated Americans, to show the American people there’s a benefit to getting the vaccine, you can take the mask off?” Tapper asked.

In response, Dunn claimed Biden “takes the CDC guidelines very seriously,” but conceded the White House is still treating Biden differently.

“We do take some extra precautions for him because he is the president of the United States,” Dunn said out of one side of her mouth, adding from the other, “But I would say that people should follow the CDC guidelines.”

Dunn then predicted that as more people become vaccinated, more people will enjoy mask “freedom.”

“Yes, more and more people, including the president, perhaps,” Tapper responded sarcastically.


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Anything else?

Dr. Leana Wen, the former commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department and former president of Planned Parenthood, sharply criticized Biden in a Washington Post essay last week, writing that Biden’s refusal to abide by his own CDC’s guidelines on mask-wearing sends a dangerous signal.

“Already, a very damaging narrative is taking hold: If the vaccines are so effective, then why so many precautions for the fully vaccinated? What’s the point of getting inoculated if not much changes?” Wen wrote.

Comparing Biden’s COVID-19 response to former President Donald Trump’s, Wen said, “the message coming from Biden isn’t right either.”

“Over-correction has a price; at best, it makes public health measures seem performative rather than science-based,” Wen wrote. “At worst, it calls vaccine efficacy into question.”

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‘He’s a LIAR’: Mark Levin rips Jake Tapper’s ‘contemptible and utterly corrupt’ claims on voting laws ??

“Republicans suddenly want to make it more difficult to vote.” So says CNN’s Jake Tapper and the rest of the mainstream media. But as sane politicians address voting issues that were seen in the last election, Senate Democrats are pushing hard to enact the so-called “For the People Act” or H.R. 1, a sweeping, 791-page election bill touted as “the only hope to save American democracy.”

On “LevinTV” Thursday, host Mark Levin exposed Tapper and the rest of the mainstream media for what they are: just the man behind the curtain voicing the Democrat’s anti-constitutional propaganda.

Levin played a clip from a recent episode of “The Lead with Jake Tapper” in which Tapper stated:

Texas is the latest state where Republicans suddenly want to make it more difficult to vote. They just rolled out two dozen bills that could restrict absentee ballots. They could limit voting hours, purge voter rolls faster and more.

All this to crack down on the widespread voter fraud that does not exist, a crackdown largely motivated by Donald Trump’s big election lie. Critics of these types of bills popping up nationwide call it modern day Jim Crow.

“He’s a liar. He’s a propagandist — utterly contemptible and utterly corrupt,” Levin said of Tapper. “‘Purge voter rolls’? Isn’t that sinister. As a matter of federal law, states are required to make sure their voter rolls are accurate. It’s not a matter of purging voter rolls. It’s a matter of checking those rolls up against present day residency and whether people are actually alive … this is a good thing. You want accurate rolls, don’t you?

“And how does he know ‘the widespread voter fraud that does not exist’?” Levin asked. “Why does the IRA have auditors? Why do we have an FBI that investigates fraud? Why do we have state and local law enforcement units that investigate all kinds of fraud. […] So, the only place there’s no fraud is in voting? Isn’t that amazing?

“This guy, with a straight face, is lying to everyone,” Levin added. “The only place where there’s not fraud, apparently, is where the Democrats control the cities, and the Democrats control the states. But in this nation, we have a history of voting fraud, particularly in Democrat-controlled cities. Does Chicago ring a bell? New York City ring a bell? Philadelphia ring a bell? Detroit ring a bell? They should
all ring a bell! So, [Tapper] is a liar.”

Levin went on to argue that the Democrats’ ultimate aim is to “institutionalize fraud, eliminate security measures, and advance one-party dominance.” Congress is tasked with making sure the integrity of the elections are upheld and ensuring a one-citizen, one-vote system, but they are now looking to dismantle the democratic system, spreading the narrative that if Democrats do not control the cities and states, there will be nothing but election fraud and voter suppression.

The Democrats are defining the laws at all levels of the government to take absolute electoral control and using the corrupt left-wing media to advance the narrative with half-truths. This is neither Americanism nor constitutionalism, he added.

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‘He’s lost his mind’: Levin TORCHES CNN’s Jake Tapper in fiery defense of Trump supporters

First, the mainstream media told you the violent riots last summer were “mostly peaceful” protests. Then they silenced anyone who dared to questioned the pre-election changes to federal and state election laws in four key states (Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin).

And now that the media’s chosen candidate has won the presidential election, their new goal is to “destroy, not-only [former President] Trump, but all of his supporters, anyone who voted for him, and overall to destroy conservatives,” Mark Levin said on his most recent episode of “LevinTV.”

Leftists in the media are trashing “those of us who believe in liberty, the rule of law, and a truly free press, those of us who believe in the Constitution and cultural conservatism,” Levin asserted.

He lit into CNN’s Jake Tapper for leading the charge to paint all MAGA supporters as a “terrorist mob.”

“Jake Tapper used to be a serious journalist … he has lost his mind. He was always a partisan but he tried to control it, but now he’s lost his mind. People mock him on social media. He has no professionalism anymore,” Levin said. “[Tapper] is attacking Trump supporters, and he’s attacking people who even question the election results.”

Levin played a clip of Tapper calling Capitol Hill rioters a “terrorist MAGA mob fed lies for months about the election.”

“[Tapper] would never call Antifa, he would never call Black Lives Matter a violent terrorist mob. He never called the people who rushed the White House and injured over 50 Secret Service agents, a violent terrorist mob,” he said. “When Black Lives Matter and Antifa attacked that federal courthouse in Portland for 100 nights straight … they never called them a terrorist mob.”

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Trump-hating CNN hosts rip ‘disgraced’ president as he and the first lady depart White House: ‘He just looks like a small man’

Given CNN’s nakedly biased coverage of now-former President Donald Trump over his four years in office, you knew the talking heads at the cable network Trump loved to call “fake news” were sharpening their verbal knives even as they popped champagne corks Wednesday as Trump and now-former first lady Melania Trump left the White House.

What happened?

As CNN live video documented the Trumps walking to the Marine One helicopter that would take him to Joint Base Andrews for his flight to Florida, the cable network’s personalities piped up and offered commentary on the moment.

Jake Tapper started things out. You probably recall Tapper a week ago questioning a Republican congressman’s “commitment” to democracy for arguing against impeaching Trump in a rushed vote, despite the fact that the congressman lost both legs fighting overseas for the U.S. military.

Anyway, Tapper seems to like the commentary he gets to spout, as he narrated things as “the disgraced 45th president of the United States” and first lady Melania Trump walked to Marine One. He added that Trump would be giving an “ad-libbed” speech at the base, and “one can only imagine what he will say.”

‘He looks small’

Then Dana Bash chimed in with a Trump observation. “He looks small. He just looks like a small man,” she said. “And that is exactly the way that he has handled his presidency since he lost, and he just has appeared smaller and smaller and less and less courageous.”

Concerning Trump’s decision to not greet Joe and Jill Biden at the White House on Inauguration Day, Bash added that “it does take courage, it takes fortitude, it takes a sense of self to be able to not do this — to be able to get into the motorcade with your successor, to take that ride … and that is not happening.”

Tapper also said of Trump that “he really is doing everything he can that’s wrong. This a textbook case of how not to leave the presidency,” Fox News said. “Whine and cry, pretend that you didn’t win, incite your supporters, stage an insurrection. And on his way out the door, he pardons a bunch of his cronies.”

Fox News noted that Tapper named some of those whom Trump pardoned, including former campaign chairman Steve Bannon. “You think that he couldn’t get any more disgraceful — well, just give him a few hours,” he said.

While CNN commentator Van Jones is no fan of Trump’s, last October he did say Trump “has done good stuff for the black community” and “does not get enough credit” — after which the left, who love to eat their own, attacked Jones.

Well, Wednesday was a different day, and Jones said Biden’s victory — along with the Democrats grabbing control of the Senate — is a “complete repudiation” of Trump’s policies, particularly with regard to Muslims. Jones also made reference to illegal immigrants being happy about Biden taking office after their “babies” were “being snatched away at the border.” Jones forgot to mention it’s a policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration.

Wolf Blitzer’s ‘little’ fixation

Finally, Wolf Blitzer had his say — and seemed to have an obsession with the word “little” to describe Trump, as he used it a whopping seven times during his piling-on speech.

First, Blitzer noted that Trump has a “little bit of a speech” he would give later and said “it looks like a tiny little crowd has gathered at Joint Base Andrews,” before observing Trump taking “a little tour over the city” in Marine One.

Soon he noted Trump’s “brief little flight” that was doing a “little circle over the U.S. Capitol.”

Finally, he offered that Trump drew a “very impressive crowd” at his inauguration four years ago, and now it’s “a little pathetic” that only a “tiny little crowd” was waiting for him at the base.

Don’t they frown on repetitiveness at journalism school, Wolf?


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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
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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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