Skip to comments.Jake Tapper To Trump: You’re Freaking Americans Out, You Know
Posted on 08/24/2017 10:12:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
He sticks to poll numbers here instead of riffing, Don-Lemon-like, about whether he personally believes Trump is a few fries short of a Happy Meal, but the takeaway is the same. CNN now considers the president’s mental health — or, if you want to be generous, the public’s perception of the president’s mental health — to be very much a newsworthy topic. Given these numbers, maybe it is!
This probably won’t put an end to the “CNN sucks” chants at Trump’s rallies, though. Mike Shields, a former chief of staff at the RNC, warned Lemon last night that telling Trump fans their man is literally crazy isn’t the most effective way to get through to them. Just the opposite. The nastier the media criticism gets, the more Trump benefits — in theory:
This is almost what he wants to see happen is that he criticizes the media and the media themselves are unhinged and start calling the president insane. I think that’s a huge mistake. I think it’s a mistake not to call the protesters left wing protesters that are in Arizona right now fighting the police, I think that’s a mistake, as well.
I think if you could do those things, not call the president insane and just fact check him, and call the protesters out for who you are, you gain the credibility ground that you need to push back on the president when he gives a speech like this. But you’re almost doing his work for him when we start calling him insane. That’s the first comment I have to make about that.”
I say “in theory” because it’s hard not to look at a poll like the one below and think that even Republicans are starting to side-eye each other about Trump’s behavior. Tony Fabrizio, the pollster responsible, worked for Trump’s campaign last year and does his best to put a rosy spin on it. But let’s be real: A newly elected president should be doing way, way better than 50 percent among his own party’s voters in a hypothetical primary. What Fabrizio’s telling you here is that Trump can’t even command a majority of the GOP to say he deserves a second term in a fully open field:
— Tony Fabrizio (@TonyFabrizioGOP) August 23, 2017
The point isn’t that he’s at risk of losing a primary. He isn’t. The point is that about a quarter of the party prefers another candidate and another quarter of the party is undecided. Coincidentally, Morning Consult has a new poll out today showing Trump at 73 percent approval among Republicans. Around a quarter of the party won’t say that they approve of his performance in that survey either. That’s a lot of people on your own side to have wavering.
Here’s the Tapper clip, via the Free Beacon. Honestly, I don’t know how this criticism can continue to build this way over the course of four years. If we’re at this point already seven months in, with some CNN anchors appealing directly to Trump through the camera to chill out and others openly questioning whether he’s a nutjob, where will we be a year from now? Will Tapper be broadcasting in a “25th Amendment” shirt? Exit question: It’s probably a bad sign when North Korea is calling your leader “weird,” huh?
It’s the Democrat shills in the media who are freaking Americans out.
Why does Trump still allow CNN into the White House? Would You allow people into your house that call you crazy?
He doesn’t freak me out.
Yeah, if I wanted to yank their chains. ;)
Russia didnt work.
Racist didnt work.
Refugee didnt work.
Immigrants didnt work.
Nazi didnt work.
So go for the unhinged crazy.
Remember. They are also calling the 63M deplorables who voted for Trump the same.
And the only people POTUS DJT are freaking out are the sodomites like Lemon and Anderson and all their snowflake enablers.
The obstructionists in Congress and the communist liars in Big Media are pissing me off, though ...
Obama freaked me out ..
Freaking you out, Jake. Go Trump! Do some more freaking to Jake.
Who cares what this NeverTrumper or Tapper thinks about President Trump?
The only ones Freaked Out are the Democrats because Hillary Lost and Trump is dismantling Obama The Greats Legacy
So, here we have a 70 year old successful business man, who’s also had a successful reality TV shows, both forum scrutinize as to one’s sanity.
Then you have the public scrutiny. When it was the in thing to interview him, he was on every talk show, almost weekly from Oprah, to Letterman, Larry King etc. Was his mental state ever in question?
lastly, look at the great leaders of the world. You could probably say they were “different”, but mentally ill?
No, President Trump is freaking out the fake news media and traitorous RINOS like Flake and McCain.
We Deplorables were “loud and proud” at the Phoenix rally. There was THUNDEROUS EAR-SHATTERING SUSTAINED BOOING of the fake news media in general. But we saved our best for CNN specifically!!!
Trapper is freaked out that in spite of everything they’ve tried to demonize and destroy Trump, none of it’s working. Trumps’s base is still 63 million plus strong, and we’re behind him more than ever.
Trump is a small tropical storm off the coast, and the press is “The Weather Channel”, breathlessly warning us that this could “potentially” be a cat 4 hurricane and we’re all gonna die.
It’s not the storm’s fault everyone is freaked out, Jake.
When you think about it, it all does one thing very effectively that plays right into President Trump's hands: It sets expectations for him so low that he'll be seen as an effective president even by accomplishing anything of minimal consequence over the next 3+ years.
As Dan Rather used to say...Tapper is 3 hookers of Saturday night.
“Yeah, if I wanted to yank their chains. ;)”
But he doesn’t. His press secretary has to deal with their constant haranguing. and just being there gives them credibility.
I swear a lot of the Media and the Democrats seem focused on making darn sure that Trump does not get re-elected in 2018.
I wonder if they realize that he doesn't care about 2018?
Why does Trump still allow CNN into the White House?
More proggie projection. They’re freaked, so we must all be freaked.
Maxine Waters and Don Lemon freak me out.
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