Right-wingers go after Jewish reporter for claiming Trump has 'radicalized more people than ISIS'
GQ's Julia Ioffe on CNN. Image via screengrab.

Right-wing websites and pundits are freaking out after a Jewish reporter claimed Donald Trump has "radicalized so many more people than ISIS" — even though she and CNN host Jake Tapper walked back her comments.


"I think this president, one of the things that he really launched his presidential run on is talking about Islamic radicalization," GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe said during a panel discussion about the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. "And this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did."

Almost immediately, right-wing figures jumped on the comment.

"This might be one of the most ridiculous things ever said" on CNN, GOP representative Steve Guest tweeted, calling Ioffe's comments "sheer lunacy."

Soon after, right-wing sites like The Wrap, Tucker Carlson's The Daily Caller and the Washington Times all ran stories about the bombastic comment.

Later in the segment, Ioffe not only noted that she "is a Jewish citizen of this country" who feels "deeply unsafe" given the president's rhetoric and far-right acts of terrorism many believes he inspired — she also walked her ISIS comparison back.

You can watch the segment in which Ioffe made the comment and read right-wing complaints about it below: