On Tuesday, President Donald Trump called on Rep. Ilham Omar (D-MN) to resign following controversial comments that were interpreted as anti-Semitic.
The President’s critics noted the hypocrisy, given all of the actually anti-Semitic comments President Trump has made over the years—as well as his dismissal of the Nazis marching in Charlottesville.
On CNN’s The Lead Wednesday, host Jake Tapper put together a segment chronicling all the times the president has engaged in conduct far more offensive than Omar’s tweet about AIPAC.
Tapper kept asking his control room to show the graphic of Omar’s tweet, instead, they played clips of GOP anti-Semitism. From Trump’s anti-Semitic tweets to his comments made to Jews about them controlling politicians with money, each example was displayed. Each time, Tapper asked his control room to show the Omar tweet, but each time, they played something Republicans did.
“We seem to have some issues here sorting out which anti-Semitic tropes are offensive and which ones are not,” Tapper said. “We’ll be right back as we sort this out.”
Prosecutors offered indicted GOP congressman a deal to keep his multiple taxpayer-funded trysts quiet — but he refused
On Tuesday, CNN reported that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), facing indictment for stealing campaign funds and falsifying spending reports, was offered a deal by to keep secret the incidents in which he used taxpayer money to finance affairs with lobbyists — but he refused.
"Prosecutors told a judge they tried to cut a deal with Hunter to avoid revealing the alleged tryst, but his attorneys refused," reported CNN's Tom Foreman.
The affairs were made public shortly after it was revealed that Hunter's wife Margaret, an alleged co-conspirator in the scheme, was cooperating with prosecutors. Hunter had previously tried to blame the entire scheme on his wife — a claim that looks increasingly dubious.
Trump elicits unintentional laughter in Oval Office meeting: My wars ‘don’t need exit strategies’
President Donald Trump revealed on Tuesday that he does not use exit strategies when planning for war.
During an Oval Office press gaggle, the president was asked if he had a plan for ending a possible war with Iran.
"You're not going to need an exit strategy," Trump opined, possibly misunderstanding the term. "I don't need exit strategies."
Some in the room could be heard audibly laughing as the president answered.
Watch the video below from CNN.
Moderate Dem lawmaker tells CNN why Trump’s ‘appalling behavior’ changed his mind on impeachment
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), a moderate Democrat and a member of the centrist New Democrat Coalition, went on CNN on Tuesday to explain why he has changed his mind and now supports starting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
In an interview with CNN's John Berman, Himes said that Trump has regularly shown that he doesn't care about obeying the law, as evidenced by his decision to completely shrug off his own Office of Special Counsel's finding that adviser Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act.
"Kellyanne Conway had clearly broken the law and she should be removed from office," Himes said. "And the president said, 'Ah heck, that doesn't matter.'"