CNN’s Tapper: Trump’s Amplification of ‘Bigotry, and Insane Conspiracy Theories’ Is ‘Dangerous’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper criticized President Donald Trump for using “his megaphone” to amplify “personal attacks, bigotry, and insane conspiracy theories.”

Tapper said, “The state of our union is appalled. We begin with morning with a re-tweet from the president of the United States. Not a message about healing or uniting the country, one week after two horrifying massacres, not about the victims of the tragedies, instead President Trump using his massive Twitter platform, 63 million followers to spread a deranged conspiracy theory. Tying the death of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in prison to the president’s former political rivals, the Clintons.”

He added, “President Trump could use his megaphone for anything, but the president often uses it to amplify that which is the worst of us, personal attacks, bigotry, and insane conspiracy theories. This is not the first time that President Trump has chosen to use his amplified voice to spread conspiracies. He lied about President Obama’s birthplace. He suggested Ted Cruz’s father might have been involved in the JFK assassination and lied that he saw American Muslims on TV celebrating 9/11 when there is no such tape. President Trump has also given voice to the lie that the migrant and refugee crisis at the Southern border of the U.S. is a plot by Jewish billionaire George Soros to fund a quote ‘invasion.’ That was the motive for the mass slaughter in Pittsburgh and El Paso. This is no longer irresponsible and indecent. It’s dangerous.”

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