Tapper Mocks Trump on Flynn: ‘Never Took the President That Long to Fire Someone on The Apprentice

Following former acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ testimony yesterday, the media’s attention has been laser-focused on the 18-day period between Yates informing the White House of then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn being potentially compromised by Russia and Flynn’s ouster.

So, of course, CNN’s Jake Tapper made sure to mention this at the beginning of his program today, replete with his trademark dry wit.

“It never took the president that long to fire someone on The Apprentice,” the anchor noted at the top of The Lead this afternoon, obviously referencing President Donald Trump’s previous occupation of firing people on television.

During the lead segment, Tapper brought up White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer saying the White House didn’t know how to take the warning from Yates because they thought she was a Hillary Clinton supporter. The host pointed out this was a “stunning admission, ” and it speaks to the “petty partisan politics” the administration allowed to “cloud their judgment.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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