Jake Tapper crossed the line yesterday when he insulted some of President Trump’s closest advisers.
He singled out Kayleigh McEnany for the greatest insult saying she was so mendacious he would not even put her in the air.
McEnany was formerly a commentator for CNN but that didn’t stop Jake from saying about her: “I mean, these are people who just tell lies the way that most people breathe. There was no value in that.”
Kayleigh hit back hard: “This is a therapy session for a broken network, and @jaketapper is lazy enough to participate by lobbing baseless personal attacks, with ZERO evidence. Jake’s real problem: I do not leak. I do not lie. But I DO call out the lies of the media (i.e. CNN Russia collusion hoax!)”
This prompted Stelter to ask Tapper if he also thought there were “diminishing returns” from interviewing Trump people.
“Well, there are some people that are so mendacious, I just wouldn’t put them on air,” Tapper answered. “Kayleigh McEnany, I never booked her. Jason Miller from the Trump campaign, I would never book him. These are just people who tell lies the way that most people breathe. There was no value in that.”
McEnany, who was formerly a commentator for CNN before she became a Republican National Committee spokesperson and then White House press secretary, has been one of the public faces of the Trump team’s ongoing effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Tapper went on to say he viewed Conway as “more of a filibusterer and a subject changer,” which differentiates her from a figure like McEnany who “tells lies all the time” and “can’t acknowledge reality.”
“I am just not going to put somebody like that on air.” Tapper said.
This is a therapy session for a broken network, and @jaketapper is lazy enough to participate by lobbing baseless personal attacks, with ZERO evidence.— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) December 27, 2020
Jake’s real problem:
I do not leak.
I do not lie.
But I DO call out the lies of the media (i.e. CNN Russia collusion hoax!) https://t.co/Gz0RWbwhJZ
Jake Tapper: Kayleigh McEnany ‘Lies The Way That Most People Breathe’ https://t.co/12HKaisY0l— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 27, 2020