Without a doubt, CNN’s Jake Tapper has become one of my go-to daily sources for news and information. Aside from being one of the more interesting people to follow on Twitter, in my opinion, he’s one of the best journalists we have today. He’s fair and unafraid to speak his mind.
Like on Wednesday when he ripped into Donald Trump’s morning meltdown on Twitter where he retweeted three videos from the leader of a racist, fringe radical anti-Muslim group called Britain First that prompted even Prime Minster Theresa May to publicly condemn the “President” of the United States.
Tapper also pointed out how Trump sharing this type of hateful garbage puts our country at risk.
“When the leader of the free world promotes the views of such a character, national security experts say the potential consequences cannot be ignored,” Tapper said.
Not only does it make the United States appear to be anti-Muslim, which only plays right into the hands of terrorists, but it makes our allies further question the mental stability of the current “president.”
Tapper then went after Trump for exploiting the tragic death of one of Joe Scarborough’s interns when he was still a member of Congress by pushing preposterous conspiracies against the MSNBC morning host seemingly for no other reason than to try to slander and attack someone he doesn’t like.
“The President used the loss of this young woman to score this cheap and ugly political point,” Tapper said, seemingly disgusted.
This is why I’ve said Trump isn’t “president,” he’s just the living embodiment of the typical “top comment” on your average right-wing blog. He’s not trying to lead this country, he’s just trying to win a popularity contest with his supporters. This isn’t about being the “President” of the United States and all the responsibilities that office brings with it — it’s about Trump and his massive ego.
As with everything concerning this bottom-feeder — it’s always about him.
Though I think Tapper’s closing statement was probably his best:
That attack, demonizing Muslims, finding favor with notorious bigots on both sides of the Atlantic all before 9:30 in the morning. It’s apparent that the people around President Trump are unable to stop him from behaving this way, but that does not mean that you or I need to pretend it isn’t happening, because this is fundamentally indecent behavior. We cannot excuse it, we cannot ignore it, and we cannot become numb to it.
I couldn’t agree more.
One of my biggest fears — and, unfortunately, I’ve seen it happening — is that Trump’s behavior is going to become “normalized” and desensitize people to behavior that’s inexcusable. That we’re going to become a society where our presidents act like meandering buffoons rambling incoherently like some drunk at a bar because any and all respect and expectations of someone who calls the White House home have been cast aside and forgotten.
As Tapper said, when it comes to Trump’s appalling behavior, “We cannot excuse it, we cannot ignore it, and we cannot become numb to it.”
Saving this country from Donald Trump and the people supporting him is a fight that must be fought every single day. I know it’s not easy and it’s often times exhausting, but if we don’t keep it up, they’re going to win.
And I’ll be damned if I let that happen.
Watch Tapper’s comments below via CNN: