Jake Tapper Ruins Trump Rebuke of Omar By ‘Accidentally’ Airing All of His Own Anti-Semitic Moments
CNN’s Jake Tapper put President Donald Trump‘s history of anti-Semitic comments on stark display Wednesday with a comedic bit responding to his condemnation of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Trump condemned Omar — who was forced to apologize this week for suggesting politicians were influenced by pro-Israel lobbyists, in a tweet that many deemed anti-Semitic — and said she should resign from Congress.
The president, of course, has never apologized for his own track record of anti-Semitism tropes, which Tapper pointed out with a searing bit during The Lead.
Tapper first played a 2015 clip of Trump telling a Jewish group that they want to “control” politicians.
“I’m sorry that was the wrong clip, that was then-candidate Trump in front of Republican Jewish Coalition suggesting that haggling Jews like to control their politicians with their money,” Tapper quipped. “We wanted the clip of Congresswoman Omar. Control room, I want the Omar clip.”
The control room aired a very anti-Semitic, deleted retweet from Trump featuring a Star of David and a pile of cash.
“Wait no, that’s not it either,” Tapper said. “Control room, I’m not looking for stuff about Trump, I’m looking for the Congresswoman Omar clip. Do you have it? Okay, I’m being told we have it. Thank you. Run it please.”
The control room aired the infamous 2017 video of Trump saying there were “very fine people” at the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville.
Tapper concluded with a deleted tweet from House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, in which he accused George Soros and other wealthy Jews of trying to “BUY” the 2018 election.
“We seem to have some issues here sorting out which anti-Semitic tropes are offensive and which are not,” Tapper joked to complete the segment.
Watch above, via CNN.
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