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.”
‘Don’t you dare!’ CNN’s John Berman rains hell on Trump official Peter Navarro for suggesting he wants people to die
CNN's John Berman on Monday got into a heated exchange with Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro after he questioned whether Berman actually wanted to see people recover from being infected with COVID-19.
Toward the end of a lengthy interview about the potential merits of treating COVID-19 with anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, Berman told Navarro that "we all want the same thing, which is people to get better."
"I'm not sure we do sometimes," Navarro replied.
"What are you talking about?" Berman asked.
At this point, Navarro fumbled around trying to explain himself, but Berman called him out on it.
Trump just wants to be ‘the president on television’ and he ‘is not temperamentally equipped’: CNN reporters
CNN White House reporter John Harwood and Dana Bash noted that President Donald Trump loves to be the president on television, but not exactly in real life.
"Wolf, what we saw tonight was the limitations of President Trump as a leader in a situation like this," said Harwood. "He is not temperamentally equipped to tell people, 'this is going to be hard. You need to stick with it.' Push delayed gratification as he says, and he's told us explicitly, he's a cheerleader. He wants to give good news, not bad news. He's someone who wants affirmation in the moment. So, what he says is-- 'light at the end of the tunnel. We have to open this country back up.' He knows people want to hear that."
No, President Trump, hydroxychloroquine is not approved by the FDA for coronavirus and it has serious side effects
President Donald Trump announced on television that his new miracle drug, hydroxychloroquine, is saving people's lives. "What do you have to lose?" Trump asked Sunday. It's possible to lose several things.
CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale explained that the Food and Drug Administration had not approved hydroxychloroquine for use on coronavirus. It has only been approved to treat various other issues like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and malaria.