Jake Tapper Just Destroyed Trump Jr On Live TV For Trying To Create ‘Moral Outrage’ After Russia Meeting
Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., received quite a beating on Monday on live television when CNN’s Jake Tapper blasted the president’s eldest son after he admitted to taking a meeting with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin during the 2016 election—with the explicit goal of obtaining information on Hillary Clinton.
Tapper pointed out that Don Jr. acknowledging that he was taking the meeting because he was being “promised damaging information about Clinton” is “something of a reversal” from his first claim that the meeting was mainly about a Russian adoption program.
“That is quite a bit of moral outrage from someone who just weeks beforehand had met with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton,” Tapper said.
Tapper then brought to concern that both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence insited that “to the best of their knowledge” no one from the campaign met with Russians.
The CNN host wondered, “why lie?”
“To the best of our knowledge, at least five former or current members of President Trump’s team have not only had some contact with the Russians, they have lied, changed their stories or not been forthcoming with information about those contacts with the Russians,” Tapper explained, naming former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, former Trump advisor Carter Page, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, top White House advisor Jared Kushner and now, Trump Jr.
“If these contacts and conversations with Russians were so innocent—as is being claimed—the obvious question: Why so many lies about them?” Tapper asked.
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) July 10, 2017