Jake Tapper Buries Trump Officials For ‘Marie Antoinette-esque’ Shutdown Posture: ‘Let Them Eat Trump Steak’


CNN’s Jake Tapper, the master of the one-liner, opened his Thursday show with this pithy barb: “Let them eat Trump steak.”

The line was a reference to comments made earlier Thursday by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and others in President Donald Trump‘s White House who have seemed to be somewhat unsympathetic to the plight of Federal workers who are currently going without paychecks.

Specifically, Tapper zeroed in on Ross and campaign adviser Lara Trump for their remarks. Ross, on CNBC, said that impacted workers should just take out a loan. And Lara Trump told Bold TV that the shutdown is “a little bit of pain” for workers.

“To many of those suffering, those comments, assuredly today, sounded a bit Marie Antoinette-esque,” Tapper said. “Particularly given that tomorrow the second paystub that will read 0.00. A full month of no pay.”

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