‘The Word is Un-American’: Jake Tapper Goes Off On White House For Blocking CNN From Gaggle
This afternoon, following the White House blocking CNN and other outlets from a press gaggle, CNN anchor Jake Tapper weighed in on the issue. And he did not hold back.
Stating that the current White House has problems functioning competently and that the nation is led by a president who cannot take any criticism, Tapper added that “they are taking the next step in attempting to avoid checks and balances and accountability.”
“It’s not acceptable,” Tapper said. “In fact, it’s petulant and indicative of a lack of basic understanding of how an adult White House functions.”
After playing a clip from President Donald Trump’s CPAC speech today where he ran down the mainstream media, Tapper finished his commentary by pointing out what these latest actions represent.
“This White House does not seem to respect the idea of accountability,” Tapper explained. “This White House does not seem to value an independent press.”
He continued, “There is a word for that line of thinking. The word is un-American.”
Earlier today, Fox News’ Bret Baier expressed solidarity with CNN and other outlets who were banned from the gaggle:
Some at CNN & NYT stood w/FOX News when the Obama admin attacked us & tried 2 exclude us-a WH gaggle should be open to all credentialed orgs https://t.co/8Vjcs0KCPR
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) February 24, 2017
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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