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