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.”
CNN’s fascinating series ‘The Windsors’ confirms why the dysfunctional royal family still rules
"The Windsors: Inside The Royal Dynasty" knows damn well you don't want to wait 100 years to get to Meghan. The Duchess of Sussex — well, a dreamy, imagined version of her as she prepares to walk down the aisle on her wedding day — is the first figure we see in CNN's new six-part documentary series, before the story time jumps back a few generations. "But all that glitters is not gold," our narrator Rosamund Pike warns, as our American television star embarks on an alliance with a family that "will do whatever it takes to survive." Corny? Yes. Unsubtle? Absolutely. A deliciously soapy reality show involving a dysfunctional clan with posh accents? Sign me up.
Pence chief of staff rants wildly about anti-Trump conspiracy at Justice Dept and gets promptly shut down on CNN
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with fill-in host Dana Bash, the chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence argued that the Justice Department is rife with officials who are biased against Donald Trump, only to have Bash remind him that the all the investigations of the president have been initiated by Trump appointees.
After complaining about how the Roger Stone case was handled, Short lashed out at the Justice Department after Bash stated, "Barr ordered the Justice Department to re-examine the case of the former national security advisor Michael Flynn who pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and President Trump said that Flynn's situation is unfair, and he wished him best wishes and good luck. Why is the attorney general inserting himself in cases involving the president's associates?"
White House adviser clashes with CNN host over stop and frisk: It was less racist when Trump supported it
Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, argued on Sunday that New York City's controversial stop and frisk was not as racist when President Donald Trump supported it.
CNN's Dana Bash noted during an interview with Short on CNN that President Donald Trump had called Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg a "total racist" over the policy even though the president had previously praised it.
"So if supporting stop and frisk make Mike Bloomberg a 'total racist,' what does that say about President Trump?" Bash wondered.
"I think what the president said is under [former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani], stop and frisk was applied fairly," Short insisted. "Under Mayor Bloomberg, the number of African-Americans apprehended grew exponentially by four."