Jake Tapper Just Demolished Trump After He Threatened To Block Book: It’s Because It ‘Hurts His Feelings’
Donald Trump isn’t a big fan of Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. On Thursday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Trump has threatened a lawsuit against the book. Bad news for Trump as there is one problem: The White House cooperated with the book’s author and the book’s publication.
CNN’s Jake Tapper decided to fire back at Trump for his attempt to sue the book even after the White House decided to cooperate.
“The time to make that assumption was before you agreed to cooperate,” Tapper said about Sanders’ attack on Wolff from the podium. “It’s worth pointing out that Michael Wolff spent months listening and taking notes and recording and watching from West Wing couches at the invitation of — or at least, as he says — the non-disapproval of President Trump himself.”
“Wolff and publisher are in good company,” Tapper continued. Trump has “threatened to sue CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Associated Press, comedian Tom Arnold, a 92-year-old Scottish widow, David Cay Johnston, Tony Schwartz, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), oh, and all of the women who accused him of sexual harassment and assault. And that’s just a small sampling, and those are just lawsuits because of criticisms, to say nothing of his business deals.”
Trump has no chance of stopping the book’s release unless he intends to round up every person who purchased the book and hold a book burning.
“Lastly, let’s all take a step back here,” Tapper continued. “It’s remarkable that the president of the United States is in any way trying to stop publication of a book, breaching the right of free speech and freedom of the press that we have in this country just because said speech to be candid, hurts his feelings. Not for a national security reason, in fact, from what we know about the president’s furious response to this book, it seems that the quotes from Steve Bannon are what has upset him the most. The quotes.”
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