Jake Tapper: Will Trump’s Base Just Always Stand by Him No Matter How Many People Around Him Go to Jail?
Jake Tapper took a moment amid all the news today about investigations and memos to ask a more big-picture question about the increasing scrutiny into President Donald Trump:
“Is there any indication that Trump’s base will ever abandon him? Will they always be with him, no matter how many people go to jail and no matter how much corruption is raised or proven?”
Republican strategist and pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson noted how one could see a conservative media outlet running with headlines framing all this as “they’re coming after this man from every angle, they’re trying to go after everything they can, because they don’t want him to drain the swamp or insert X, Y, Z here.”
And so for big Trump supporters, she said, they can just embrace the argument that people are just “trying to thwart the President’s agenda.”
Tapper also brought up a stunning new report on the Trump inauguration committee paying the Trump Organization and Ivanka Trump‘s crucial involvement. He said, “I just can’t fathom the fact that we’re in an era where the presidential inaugural committee rents out rooms at the Trump hotel and nobody even thinks twice about it.”
You can watch above, via CNN.
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