Jake Tapper Rips Trump’s Puerto Rico Tweets: ‘Seems to Think That the Real Victim Is Him’


“President Trump making it clear this week that when it came to the national tragedy caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, he seems to think that the real victim is him.”

This morning CNN’s Jake Tapper called out President Donald Trump again for his continued tweets disputing the Puerto Rico death toll of 2,975 as concluded by a recent study:

“The President is combining a few of his favorite things here in this false claim,” Tapper said. “Blaming the Democrats, tending to the needs of his ego and reputation, and carelessly spreading conspiracy theories without ever issuing a fraction of proof to back up what he’s saying.”

Taking issue with the methodology of the study would be one thing, Tapper acknowledged, but “dismissing those numbers as an attempt to victimize him––that’s another.”

He concluded with this message to the President:

“Mr. Trump pledged to be a president for all Americans. Puerto Ricans are Americans too, Mr. President.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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