CNN presenter Jake Tepper ended a combat interview with Trump’s senior adviser, Lara Trump, by pressuring the president’s daughter-in-law for openly mocking Joe Biden’s famous stuttering, which sparked a tense exchange of the Democratic candidate’s mental fitness.
On top of CNN State of the Union on Sunday morning, Tupper said he was trying to book members of the White House Coronavirus Working Group, senior White House officials, or CDC and FDA executives to discuss administration issues. mediation efforts to combat the pandemic.
But the White House rejected all requests, so Tupper then resigned to congratulate Trump.
The anchor veteran immediately began his interview by holding a presidential rally in Michigan on Saturday, at which participants chanted “Lock her up!”; Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. This is despite the fact that Whitmer was the object of an alleged forcible abduction of far-right extremists.
“I think they said they were threatening her,” the president said contemptuously of the Democrat, whom he often singled out for special hostility. He also seemed to agree with the singing, casually adding, “Lock them all up.”
Tepper walked early and often.
“Don’t you think the president should reduce this by talking about people who literally threatened their lives at this very, very acute time?” Tupper was surprised aloud, pointing out that Whitmer’s team said that the harsh rhetoric about the governor intensified every time Trump did so. Whitmer also tweeted in the same vein immediately after Trump made his remarks on Saturday.
But Lara Trump declined, saying she also receives threats on social media, forcing Tupper to say, “I condemn it now,” and he would tell any Democratic politician to reduce it if they add fuel to the fire. Then he pressed her again to see if her father-in-law should lower the temperature.
“He didn’t seem to do anything to provoke people to threaten this woman at all,” Trump said. “He was having fun at a Trump rally. And, frankly, there are bigger problems for everyday Americans now than that. “
“That’s why I think people are disappointed, and look, the president was at the rally,” she continued. “It’s a fun, light atmosphere. Of course, he did not encourage people to threaten this woman. “
Tupper quickly replied, “I don’t think” blocking her is “fun.”
The two then took part in a tumultuous broadcast during the rest of the interview, with Trump repeatedly moving alongside Tupper’s hot questions on issues such as Trump’s contemptuous attitude toward wearing masks and the latest negative coronavirus test. This made Tupper more and more disappointed by her evasion and reliance on Trump’s conversation.
Summing up Biden’s stuttering, Tupper first singled out a point from the Democratic National Convention in which 13-year-old Braden Harrington described how Biden helped him with his own stuttering, contrasting it with footage in which Trump ridiculed the ex-Viepa for trying to “get” words out “.
“How do you think it makes young children feel stuttering when they see you make such a comment?” Tepper went on.
Trump, however, argued that she never knew that the former vice president had long suffered from stuttering – an excuse used by other Trump allies in the past – before repeating the right smear that Biden was suffering from a “cognitive decline,” and that’s was what she was talking about.
“I think you made fun of his stuttering, and I don’t think you have the ability to judge someone’s cognitive decline,” Tupper said.
“I think the Trump family will be more sensitive to people who don’t have medical licenses and diagnose politicians from afar,” he continued as Trump tried to talk to him. “Many people from afar have diagnosed you. I’m sure it offends you. You don’t have any positions. “
Trump has tried to claim that she did not diagnose Biden, but instead feels that “it concerns many people” to watch Biden fight on stage, forcing the CNN presenter to finally finish the interview.
“I am sure it was from a place of concern [for Biden]”He’s dead.” We all believe it. “