CNN host Jake Tapper tore into President Donald Trump last night. The anchor took aim at him over his antics as of late. With Trump refusing to accept the call of Democrat Joe Biden as new president-elect.
Tapper made his case against Trump on air in a group discussion. And called the president out:
“He’s not a seven-year-old kid who lost an ice-skating competition. He is a 74-year-old president of the United States and he lost re-election, and you know what? That’s OK. That happens. His emotional needs, frankly, are irrelevant.” A harsh reality but one Trump may need to accept.
Plus Tapper claimed, “I don’t think we need to bend over backwards and pretend that the country moving on and MAGA nation moving on depends upon what Joe Biden does, like Joe Biden is going to do what he can, and if a chunk of the leaders of the Republican Party want to drag the nation down with them, that’s up to them.
Then added, “He’s going to be governing and they can even join him or get out of the way.” His colleague Anderson Cooper had cut loose on Trump just a day prior. Cooper ditching diplomacy at the door.
“That is the President of the United States, That is the most powerful person in the world and we see him like an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun, realizing his time is over.” A brutal take down by him there.
Cooper: That is the President of the United States. That is the most powerful person in the world and we see him like an obese turtle on his back flailing in the hot sun… pic.twitter.com/0s9x0OqjjH
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In addition Cooper announced, “But he just hasn’t accepted it and it wants to take everybody down with him — including this country.” That’s quite a scary notion for this nation.
The Atlanta, Georgia based network has been a frequent target of Trump’s ire. Now that his fortunes appear to have changed, no mercy should be expected.
Jake Tapper has been on a tear lately, even tearing in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently her over the status of a long-discussed economic stimulus package. And why officials are unable to strike a deal.
Earlier on the show, Tapper had White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows appear as a guest. He claimed, “We have continued to make offer after offer after offer. And Nancy continues to move the goalposts. And, as you know, we’re up to $1.9 trillion. I personally have talked to the leader multiple times. I have talked to senators multiple times.”
Plus he announced, “And, at the end of the day, it was the Democrats just last week who said that they weren’t going to support a $500 billion deal. So, they said no to some relief coming to Americans.”
Tapper would later have Pelosi on the program. He then addressed the issue to her. “So, we know that the White House has moved closer to your position on lots of issues, coronavirus testing, contact tracing strategy, unemployment benefits, local government.”
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But Pelosi was not hearing any of it. She shifted the blame back onto rival Republicans. “They keep moving the goalposts. They— every time they say we move the goalposts, that means they’re projecting what they did.”
One person who didn’t get the proper attention was GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Despite negotiations between House Democrats and the White House, there might be a major obstacle.
Even as the two sides contemplate an agreement, Sen. McConnell has reportedly made it known he won’t consider a bill until after Election Day. A real roadblock to any kind of legislation.
The conversation grew somewhat tense. As Tapper wouldn’t let her off the hook. He continued to press Pelosi and made it clear this was no Sunday picnic.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) clearly has her hands full these days with interviews on CNN recently.
As network host Wolf Blitzer sat down for a remote chat with the top House Democrat just recently, he asked Pelosi’s response to a tweet from progressive Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) earlier this week.
Rep. Khanna claimed that Democrats should consider the White House’s latest offer and “make a deal & put the ball in [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell’s [R-Ky.] court” as the needy “can’t wait until February.”
In reply to his suggestion along with that of ex-Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang, she told “They are not negotiating this situation. They have no idea of the particulars.”
She sounded off on the CNN anchor. “What I say to you is, I don’t know why you’re always an apologist – and many of your colleagues – are apologists for the Republican position.” It wouldn’t get much better from there.
He questioned her about prospective economic relief talks with Pres. Donald Trump.
The speaker has reportedly not spoken with Trump in over a year. And she is reported to be facing unrest within the House Democratic caucus over a lack of stimulus results.
Pelosi said, “What makes me amused, if it weren’t so sad, is how you all think that you know more about the suffering of the American people than those of us who are elected by them to represent them at that table.”
In addition she must contend with a new resolution by House Republican Doug Collins of Georgia to consider her removal from the Speaker spot. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) even signaled in previous days he might be open to such a move.
Collins formally introduced a resolution to push for her removal. Rep Collins claims on grounds she “does not have the mental fitness” to lead the lower chamber of Congress.
As Collins argued her lack of respect for the law is a main concern. “Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness, which is why it’s critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession.”
The resolution states that Pelosi “has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations” against Pres. Trump. Which further names House Democrats’ impeachment efforts.
Rep. Collins’ resolution naming the dual articles, among them abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
That coming in response to Pelosi proposing the possibility of another impeachment push. Yet she soon shelved that thought and told Trump is ‘just not worth it.’
Collins also referred to her act of tearing Trump’s State of the Union papers this year as well. And Pelosi’s notorious trip to a San Francisco beauty shop during lock down. Beyond that, Rep. Collins running for Senate in a special election vs. fellow GOP incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
Pelosi “visited a shuttered hair salon in San Francisco where she received a blow-out without wearing a mask in violation of San Francisco’s laws concerning the coronavirus;” and “cast blame on the salon’s owner for ‘setting her up.’”
“Over her tenure of her speakership, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has started to demonstrate a decline in mental fitness, calling into question her ability to adequately serve the House of Representatives and the American people,” the resolution states. Collins’ resolution referenced an interview on ABC News, saying Pelosi “appeared confused and exhibited bizarre behavior” by “blurting out randomly ‘Good Morning, Sunday morning.’”, Collins added.