For as long as Jake Tapper has been at CNN, he showed America who he sides with politically, rarely ever calling out Barack Obama and the Democrats on his show.
Listen, I understand politics just like the next politico. I understand what Pres. Trump meant by saying “Mexico was going to pay for the wall.” I also understand that he has a political base that he speaks to just like every other president before him. The opposition media knows this too. There hasn’t been this much so-called “fact-finding” mission in the history of covering the White House and there have been some pretty good liars that have sat in the Oval Office.
Tapper used his Twitter account to call Pres. Trump a liar about building the wall to protect the southern border?
The President is using a false story that the barriers built in El Paso are exhibit A for why he needs the $5.7 billion he’s demanded for a wall. Here’s the problem: Whatever your position on barriers or walls, the case Trump lays out about El Paso is simply false.
.@jaketapper: The President is using a false story that the barriers built in El Paso are exhibit A for why he needs the $5.7 billion he’s demanded for a wall.
Here’s the problem: Whatever your position on barriers or walls, the case Trump lays out about El Paso is simply false. pic.twitter.com/JEAD6PYOgQ
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) February 11, 2019
I watched CNN one day, God knows why, and I noticed how they were trying their best to get Trump supporters who might be watching their network to leave the President. Their shows are dedicated to peeling off Trump support and they are doing whatever they can, saying whatever they can, to accomplish that agenda.
“[El Paso] used to have extremely high rates of violent crime, one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation’s most dangerous cities,” Trump said. “Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities.”
Tapper called out the remarks, saying that Trump is using a “false story that the barriers built in El Paso are exhibit A for why he should get the full $5.7 billion he’s demanded for a border wall.”
“Here’s the problem. Whatever your position on border barriers or a border wall, the case the president lays out about El Paso is simply false,” he said. “El Paso has never had ‘one of the highest rates of violent crime in the entire country,’ according to FBI data.”
Tapper goes on to detail crime data in the city and how it peaked in 1993 before falling about 60 percent over the next 13 years. A fence wasn’t installed in the city until 2008.
Original story via The Hill