Jake Tapper to Seth Meyers: GOP Can't Handle My Interviews After Gun Massacres

NewsBusters | 8/16/2019 | Staff
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CNN host Jake Tapper appeared for another jovial liberal go-around on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. Meyers and Tapper discussed how President Trump was "crazy," Rep. Steve King was "crazy," and Republicans were somehow crazy to avoid a hostile CNN interview a few hours after two mass shootings.

Republicans at home surely shot back at the TV: "Maybe the Republicans watched Tapper's emotionally manipulative CNN town hall after the Parkland shooting! You know, the one where Senator Marco Rubio was abused as being like the Parkland killer? And Dana Loesch was called a bad mother? And Tapper stood by, saying nothing?"

August - Aftermath - Mass - Shootings - Context

On August 4, in the overwrought aftermath of two mass shootings, without any context yet about how the killers secured their guns -- in ways background checks would not have stopped -- Tapper began his Sunday show State of the Union by calmly noting all the Republicans he invited turned him down. Meyers:

MEYERS: You mentioned even having a Republican on the panel to be able to talk to you. You also talked about after the horrific weekend of shootings in El Paso and Dayton, you sort of opened your show by saying -- your Sunday show -- by saying that you had reached out and could not get any elected Republican official to come on the show.

TAPPER - Yeah - Mayor - El - Paso

TAPPER: Yeah, except for the mayor of El Paso. And the reason we did this, and you know this just from your booking, it's part of your show, too, is we don't make a habit of saying who we tried to get and didn't get....But we did it because we were doing a special four hours of State of the Union, because of those two horrific shootings, and we had booked literally seven Democratic presidential candidates and we wanted...
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