— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) August 14, 2017
CNN’s Jake Tapper took a few minutes during his show this afternoon to ask the question of why it took two days for President Trump to issue a more condemnatory statement of the bigots in Charlottesville.
As Tapper noted, Trump has gone after tons and tons of people over the years, from Rosie O’Donnell to John McCain to Judge Gonzalo Curiel.
“There is seemingly no one,” Tapper said, “who is immune to the President’s ire.”
But he added, “There are two exceptions, of course. Vladimir Putin. And, it would seem, white supremacists.”
He showed clips from Trump’s remarks Saturday and his “do-over” before revisiting the question of how the President chooses his targets to attack.
He concluded by bringing up the following tweet…
Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public. One last shot at me.Are we living in Nazi Germany?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2017
…and asking, “Why for the President does it seem easier to suggest US intelligence operatives are behavior like Nazis than to call these actual Nazis Nazis?”
Watch above, via CNN.
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