Skip to comments.Tapper tears into Trump: He is harsher on Taylor Swift than Saudi Arabia
Posted on 10/12/2018 5:45:01 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
CNN host Jake Tapper said Friday that President Trump appears to be tougher on singer Taylor Swift than on the Saudi Arabian government
"President Trump has been harsher about Taylor Swift this week than he has about [Mohammad Bin Salman]," Tapper said on CNN's "The Lead," referring to the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
Tapper's comment came amid reports that Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. The Post reported Thursday that the Turkish government said it has video and audio recordings that prove Khashoggi was killed.
Khashoggi went missing on Oct. 2 after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain papers for his upcoming marriage.
Khashoggi was known for being an outspoken critic of the Saudi government led by Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
Trump has said officials in the U.S., Turkey and Saudi Arabia are "looking very hard and fast" into the situation. He also said before a rally in Ohio on Friday that he will speak with King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
But critics have argued his response hasn't been urgent enough. Tapper's reference to Swift appeared to refer to Trump's comment about the singer earlier this week, which came after he learned that she had endorsed a pair of Democratic candidates.
"Let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25% less now, OK?" Trump said Tuesday when asked about her support of Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen.
Trump is facing mounting scrutiny over what his administration will do in response to Khashoggi's disappearance.
They all loved the Saudis after 911
The Hill is a CNN amplifier.
They both need to be turned off.
Yes they are. The Derp State HATES that they lost Saudi. Thatwas a huge money flow they lost. And they want it back.
Yapper is in love with Tyler Schmidt
Trump says if we cut sales, the Saudis would turn to China and Russia and give them billions of dollars instead. That would not be cool. But it’s what the liberals would have happen under their watch of course.
Trying to drive a wedge between two new strong allies against the Deep State. Won’t work.
I have a confession to make. I listened to some Main Stream media this week - and I was convinced this guy was a US Citizen the way they talked about him - he’s not; so it’s not our fight ...
Yes. They’re trying goad him into doing ‘something’ so they can rip him apart when he does.
Now that Kavanaugh is done, this is the next sanctioned outrage to be communicated. Im sure obedient followers will be plastering Facebook with posts that implicate Trump. So predictable....
You can have Tapper.
Its fascinating that theyre demanding Trump basically start a war with Saudi Arabia after wringing their hands with North Korea and China.
No other country has taken a stance yet - although I was wondering why Virgin decided not to fly to Saudi Arabia anymore based on CEO Bransons edict because of this. (More corporate fascist maneuvers like Facebook and google)
In the last couple days they have since made it clear he's not an American citizen.
Several of the contributing authors at “The Hill” were shown to be “colluding” with Podesta to create and shape stories beneficial the The Cankled One.
Rush was reading a recent eye-roller from BIant Budowsky yesterday and I was screaming at the radio for Rush to point that fact out
But you could be on to something.
As the Russian expert argued, would the Trump haters rather get us in a war with Russia? Dr. Cohen on yt, one interview with Tucker, can't remember the other 2 recent ones. And he didn't vote for Trump but has been outspoken about Russian collusion.
This was interesting in one interview, too, maybe C2C. He was critical of Trump for getting involved in Syria (hope I'm remembering that right) saying he was worried about his grandchildren, said ISIS would kill him and said he was a Jew, and also seemed concerned about Christians.
He also remarked about young people and news. Said the Washington Post and New York Times (not certain about the latter) set the narrative for what all the other media outlets reported. Who could argue that?
Sorry I don't have links to post.
Maybe the President is waiting until he has all the facts about the assassination, but he already has all the facts about Taylor Smith. Of course Tapper knows nothing about facts or cares.
WTF??? DAMN these glasses!
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