Jake Tapper Unleashes on Trump Over ‘Lysol-Gate’: Claim of Sarcasm ‘A Bald-Faced Lie’


CNN’s Jake Tapper ripped President Donald Trump over “Lysol-gate” on Friday and called out the president’s defenders for putting this whole thing on the media.

Tapper noted with some disbelief how “the company that makes Lysol also felt the need to issue a public statement warning customers to not consume their products.”

He called out White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany as well as “the president’s factotums in the right wing media” for claiming the media took POTUS out of context, before noting how Trump “made their empty defenses of him even less rooted in fact when he claimed he had been sarcastic and he was posing the questions to journalists.”

“Which is not remotely what happened. Simply put, it’s a bald-faced lie,” Tapper said. “The president wasn’t even talking, posing the bizarre question about disinfectants to journalists, he was talking to an official of the Department of Homeland Security who had been talking about how sunlight and disinfectants helped to kill the coronavirus when it was in the air and on nonporous surfaces, not when it was in the human body.”

“What’s more important than Lysol-gate itself is what this all suggests about the president’s ability to handle this crisis, which has now killed more than 50,000 people in the United States,” he concluded.

You can watch above, via CNN.

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