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CNN is back to trying to act as the network for the resistance to Donald Trump.
However CNN’s anti-Trump predisposition is coming at an expense.
And a leading star at CNN utilized one expression to explain Donald Trump that returned to bite him.
There is no larger self-righteous moralizer at CNN than The Lead and State of the Union host Jake Tapper.
Tapper is a previous Democrat Celebration project operative and staffer at the anti-gun Brady Campaign, yet he pretends to be the conscience of the American media and a stalwart defender of decency and democracy.
After Jack Smith announced his politically-motivated indictment versus Trump for contesting the 2020 election, Tapper’s fellow liberal activist Kaitlin Collins reported a declaration from the Trump campaign responding to the charges by knocking Smith as a figure straight out of 1930s Germany or Stalin’s Russia.
Tapper summoned all his piety and clearing to state the Trump campaign declaration “beyond the pale” and asked Collins to read the declaration and name who composed it.
“Certainly comparing this to Nazi Germany is beyond the pale in regards to offensiveness and lack of knowledge. Can you provide us, I want to understand exactly what the individual said. Firstly, who is the one?” Tapper asked Collins.
“The lawlessness of these persecutions of President Trump and his advocates is similar to Nazi Germany in the 1930s, the Soviet Union, and other authoritarian regimes. President Trump has actually always followed the law and the Constitution with suggestions from many highly achieved lawyers,” the statement read.
For Tapper to grumble about the Trump campaign comparing the politically-motivated witch hunts versus Trump to Nazi Germany was rich thinking about Tapper’s own rhetoric.
When Trump started contesting the 2020 election, Tapper was among the leading voices in the media calling Trump’s allegations “The Big Lie.”
The expression the “big lie” was first utilized by Adolph Hiter in his 1925 book Mein Kampf and the term is now carefully related to the Nazis.
If anybody’s rhetoric was “beyond the pale” it was Tapper’s in utilizing the expression “The Huge Lie.”
Tapper could have picked any other term to explain what he thought were fake claims.
Instead, Tapper played into the left-wing fever dream that Donald Trump wished to enforce fascism on America by using an expression carefully associated with 1930s Germany to explain Trump’s claims about the 2020 election.
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