‘Good God, Jake’: Guest calls out CNN’s Tapper for agreeing with Trump that protesters didn’t vote
CNN host Jake Tapper provoked groans from liberal guest Nina Turner on Sunday when he agreed with President Donald Trump’s assertion that protesters who marched for women’s rights on Saturday did not vote.
In a tweet on Sunday morning, Trump blasted activists across the country who participated in Saturday’s historic Women’s March.
Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
“It is a legitimate question, I have to say,” Tapper agreed during his Sunday morning CNN program. “Why didn’t these people vote? I’m sure a lot of them did. But I bet a bunch didn’t.”
“Good God, Jake,” Turner gasped in reply. “We don’t know that all of the folks didn’t.”
“I didn’t say that!” Tapper insisted.
“The president doesn’t need to get into these little spats with folk exercising their First Amendment right,” Turner explained. “The president should look at it this way, he knows how to bring a crowd out. He brought crowds of folks out all over the world, baby. He did that.”
Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Jan. 22, 2017.