It looks like the media is finally growing tired of the monster they helped to create. You and your buddies built this, Jake. So sorry to see the Trump campaign and their over-the-top, blatant lies are finally starting to wear on you. Maybe if you and your producers quit giving these liars air time, you won't have to put up with being completely exasperated after segments like this from this Monday's show.
CNN host Jake Tapper was visibly exasperated at times on Monday while clashing with a campaign advisor for Donald Trump insisting that the GOP front-runner was not making fun of reporter Serge Kovaleski during an event last week.
“He said, ‘You gotta see this guy,’ and then he mimics his injury,” Tapper said.
“Mr. Trump donates millions and millions of dollars, each and every year, in order to combat disabilities, in order to combat cancer. Whether it’s children, he donates millions of dollars every year. Mr. Trump is not the type of individual that’s gonna make fun of of somebody’s disability. He wouldn’t know this guy prior to this entire nonsense.”
“But we just saw him do it,” a stunned Tapper replied. “We just saw him make fun of his disability.”
“He was being gesticulate, which Donald Trump is,” Cohen argued. “And he was basically showing the exasperation of a reporter that’s pulling back on a story and basically saying something like, ‘Now I don’t remember.'”
Tapper showed footage of Trump making fun of Kovalevski, as well as a side-by-side photo of the candidate next to the reporter, whose arm is curved unusually because of a condition called arthrogryposis. [...]
“I’ve worked for Mr. Trump now for a long time, and I can tell you that Mr. Trump’s memory is fantastic,” said Cohen, who is an attorney for Trump. “I’ve never come across a situation where Mr. Trump has said something that’s not accurate.”
“Seriously?” Tapper responded. Later, the host called Cohen out again for trying to say that Trump never remembered meeting Kovalevski, who has covered him several times during his career.
“Do you know, Jake, how many people have covered Donald Trump in the past?” Cohen asked. “Thousands upon thousands.”
“How many with that disability? I would guess one,” Tapper shot back.
“Do you really think that Mr. Trump remembers this specific reporter?” Cohen said. “Mr. Trump himself said he does not remember this reporter.”
“You said he has a fantastic memory,” Tapper responded. “Michael, he said, ‘This was written by a nice reporter. He said it was written by a nice reporter, you gotta see this guy.”
Tapper wrapped up the interview by thanking him for coming on and noting that he and Trump are always willing to answer their questions. If you're tired of them lying to you, quit rewarding them for their bad behavior. And quit thanking them for being "kind" enough to "reward" your viewers with ten minutes of plus of unabashed bullshit.