CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday delivered a stunning monologue over the White House’s continued support of Rob Porter, a former Donald Trump aide who is accused of assaulting his two ex-wives.
“There are basic lines of human decency, norms to which society generally agrees and to which we adhere. And we continue to see the Trump presidency eroding these lines,” Tapper said Wednesday on “The Lead.”
The CNN host referenced Charlottesville, where Trump “drew a line of moral equivalence between white supremacists and those who protested the white supremacists days after one of those Nazis drove purposefully into a crowd and killed Heather Heyer.” Tapper also mentioned the Alabama Senate race, where Trump supported Roy Moore even as Republicans withdrew their support for the accused child predator.
“To those list–of those marching alongside Nazis and those accused of sexually abusing children–the White House has now added someone accused by two ex-wives of spousal abuse,” Tapper explained, pointing to reports describing the administration as “generally aware” of the allegations against Porter.
Amazingly, Tapper said, the White House is “still standing by Porter.”
“Before I begin today’s report, I just want to once again note a further erosion of standards for what I thought we’d all agreed was not okay, not acceptable, not moral,” Tapper said.
“Another moment where the White House is, sadly, no longer considered a place of the higher standards in the land, but rather a place where our national standards are being degraded,” he added.
.@jaketapper: I just wanted to once again note a further erosion of standards for what I thought we had agreed was not okay, not acceptable, and not moral.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) February 7, 2018
‘No president is a dictator’: John Kelly backs Mattis’s take on Trump — and says we need leaders with ‘ethics’
President Donald Trump's former chief of staff on Friday spoke out in defense of former Trump Secretary of Defense James Mattis's scathing assessment of President Donald Trump.
In an interview with former Trump White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, Kelly said that "I agree" with what Mattis said about how dangerous it is for the president to propose using the American military against American citizens who are protesting against police brutality.
"The idea you would unleash American active duty folks unless it's an extreme situation... the troops hate it," Kelly said. "They don't see it as their jobs. They don't want to be used in that way."
Trump says it’s a ‘great day’ for George Floyd as he brags about jobs report – black unemployment increased to 10 year high
President Donald Trump is taking full credit for May's drop in unemployment numbers, calling it a "tremendous tribute to equality," and even saying that it's a "great day" for George Floyd, a Black man killed by police.
Black unemployment increased to "the highest in more than a decade."
— Bloomberg Economics (@economics) June 5, 2020
WATCH: Bat-wielding 75-year-old white woman tries to block peaceful protesters from marching
In an incident that was caught on video this Wednesday, an elderly woman in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, brandished a bat as she confronted people protesting the death of George Floyd.
Speaking to WOODTV, the woman said she was just simply defending her community.
“I just simply stated, you know, ‘You’re not going to burn down East,'” 75-year-old Karla Anderson said.
The video shows protesters marching down the street when Anderson, hoisting the bat in a confrontational manner. Some protesters yell, "Leave her alone," but one man on the bike attempted to take the bat away from her anyway. Others stepped in to try to diffuse the situation.