CNN’s Jake Tapper Retweets ‘Newsworthy’ Claim that Trump Is ‘Insane’

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CNN anchor Jake Tapper retweeted a comment by perpetual presidential critic George Conway on Tuesday morning, claiming that President Donald Trump is “insane.”

Tapper called the comment “noteworthy,” adding that Conway (who is married to Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway) knows a lot of “folks in the administration.”

Tapper later noted that he did not necessarily agree with Conway — only that he found the tweet “newsworthy.”

Conway has given the maximum donation to former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. He also is one of the leaders of an anti-Trump super PAC.

He enthusiastically backed President Trump’s impeachment, and has repeatedly suggested that the president is insane.

In March 2019, for example, Conway tweeted that Americans should be concerned about Trump’s “mental condition.”

In October 2019, he tweeted: “The sooner we get this over with and he’s gone, the better off everyone will be.” He later predicted that Trump would end up in prison.

Tapper also retweeted a comment that the press should stop covering President Trump’s daily briefings at the White House on the progress in the fight against the coronavirus.

CNN has faced criticism for cutting away from the briefings, and for the antics of its White House correspondent, Jim Acosta.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His new book, RED NOVEMBER, is available for pre-order. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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