CNN’s Jake Tapper Fact-Checks Colleagues in Defense of Kayleigh McEnany

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CNN’s Jake Tapper fact-checked his colleagues who were attacking White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

Tapper offered a rare defense of the Trump administration from someone from a left-leaning media outlet.

According to Fox News:

McEnany reiterated President Trump‘s strong stance on wanting children to be going back to school in the fall amid a fiery debate about how educators can prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

“The science should not stand in the way of this, but as Dr. Scott Atlas said — I thought this was a good quote, ‘Of course, we can do it. Everyone else in the Western world, our peer nations are doing it. We are the outlier here,'” McEnany said, quoting the former Stanford Medical Center neurology chief.

After playing a clip of that exchange on his show, Tapper corrected CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who knocked the press secretary for having an “alternative facts kind of moment.”

“If I could just say, Sanjay,” Tapper interjected. “I think she was just trying to say that the science shouldn’t stand in the way because the science is on our side. I don’t know that all of the science is on their side- and certainly, this White House, their respect for science knows bounds, let’s put it that way, but I think that’s what she was getting at.”

CNN’s Jim Acosta chimed in too:

Acosta’s tweet that omitted key pieces of McEnany’s quote was shared over 40,000 times by many in the media and CNN alike.

Tapper responded:

Mic dropped!

  1. jake tapper is nothing but a puppet mouth, and he says only what the BIG BUCK A ROO’S tell him to say. He isa soros/obama/clinton dnc STOOGE.

  2. Dr. Gupta is the one quoted, “The stupidity of the American voter led us to hide obamacare’s true cost from the public.”

  3. The uptick started when the PROTESTS began. The media is covering this up. Also, the reporting on the Corona Virus is highly inaccurate. Florida numbers are being cited as 10X more than they are. What are we going to believe? The Pravda Media and those who are enabling the lies, or the truth? CDC is also complicit with the fake data.

  4. Perhaps Tapper is starting to realize that when we the people regain control of our nation from these criminal marxist revolutionaries it won’t go so hard for him when the 2021 New Nuremberg trials begin in our country and the citizens whose lives these criminals have destroyed will be willing witnesses against the people who are out to wage war and destroy our United States of America.

    1. I’m still waiting for Benghazi Criminals to get prosecuted and the FBI and everything else, I have lost faith in everything because they all are corrupt

  5. Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a complete moron probably not even a real doctor. I would think a real doctor wouldn’t say the dumb s*** that he does.

  6. ‘ol jake must be gett’n ready to jump the cnn sinking ship. and become a conservative. with statements like this they’ll can his ass.

  7. It’s poignant to note that Jake Tapper qualifies his statement by saying…”I’m not taking a position on the matter but be fair.” Well if you’re not taking a position then what are you doing, and why are you asking someone to be fair? Isn’t that the point of taking a stand. More blather from the leftist media. ‘Taking a position’ and ‘fairness’ are not words or statements found in the leftist vocabulary. So folks don’t get all excited because they sound like they might be on board. They’re not.

  8. My personal feeling is that jake Tapper and a few others are in conflict with their conscience and their CNN Bosses. You can see in his face he is not at peace. CNN lie so much, how can any of thm sleep at night?


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