During a long and very contentious interview with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, CNN “State of the Union” host Jake Tapper snapped back at Donald Trump’s righthand man for trying to mock him for not wearing a mask during the interview where Meadows was not in the studio.
After grilling Meadows for agreeing to designate Vice President Mike Pence as an “essential worker” so he can continue to campaign for Donald Trump after his office became a COVID-19 hotspot, the CNN host pressed Meadows why the president continues to refuse to wear a mask and doesn’t demand it of his rallygoers.
“Jake. when you look at that, under Joe Biden’s America, he would lock everything down,” Meadows insisted.
“That’s not true,” Tapper shot back.
“How do you know that? Have you asked him that question? Ask him that question, Jake,” Meadows parried.
Moving on, Tapper asked, “Should the American people abide by CDC guidelines? You’re not even asking your supporters to wear masks.”
“We pass them out, Jake,” came the reply, with Tapper pressing, “Do you know how many people in Minnesota have gotten a virus because of a Trump rally?”
“You come with us to a rally with us,” Meadows replied. “We’ll show you, we give out masks.”
“They don’t wear them,” the CNN host shot back.
“Well, it’s a free society,” the White House official attempted. “You’re not wearing one right now, Jake.”
“There is literally nobody else in this room,” the stunned Tapper replied. “There is literally not one person in this studio.”
“So you’re saying you always wear a mask?” Meadows accused. “Wherever you go? Come on, Jake, the American people know that is not true. I know it’s not true.”
“I wear a mask except when I’m in here and my office and home,” Tapper fired back. “That is true — 100 percent. I wear a mask when I walk in the hallway at CNN. Okay?”
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News from Page Six that first lady Melania Trump is planning on writing a memoir about her time in the White House set off an all too predictable flood of title suggestions on social media that were equal parts brutal and hilarious.
According to Page Six, the first lady is planning to write the book and that the income from it will solely be hers allowing her to cash in the past four years like the rest of the Trump family.
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Republican’s own standing in Congress now in doubt — did his voter fraud lawsuit backfire?
A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania has cast doubt on his own legitimacy to serve in Congress with his failed lawsuit attempting to overturn the 2020 election results.
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) attempted to have the courts block certification of the 2020 election results, but his effort was rejected by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday.
"The PA Supreme Court dismisses the case brought by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly that sought to overturn last year’s law creating no-excuse mail voting and to throw out those mail ballots cast in this election," Philadelphia Inquirer correspondent Jonathan Lai reported Saturday. "This is the case the Commonwealth Court had earlier blocked certification in."