CNN has compared President Trump to all kinds of horrible things. Hitler, Kim Jong Un, ISIS, the KKK, 9/11 and more. However this time Jake Tapper didn’t even give a reason for his crazy comparison. According to him, President Trump is just like Joe McCarthy because of “something”.
“I’ve been reading a lot about the ’50s lately. And there was a period — you know, Joe McCarthy started in the late 40s, his crusade of indecency and smears and lies. And you know, President Trump and Joe McCarthy are very different historical figures, but there is something similar,” said Tapper during an interview with Stephen Colbert.
“They say, ‘History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.’ And when you read about that era, Joe McCarthy was doing indecent things and lying, for years and years, with Republican senators — and Democrats — not saying anything. And there were people like Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, and others, who stood on the Senate floor and condemned it,” said Tapper.
“But mostly, people were quiet, and history looks back at that time and says, ‘Boy, what a bunch of wusses. They were wrong.’ And I think when Senator Jeff Flake today said that, you know, we’re going to — there’s going to be a reckoning. People are going to look back at this era and say, ‘What were you doing with all’ — it’s not McCarthyism, but it’s something else — ‘all this indecency and all these lies? What did do you during that time?’” said Tapper.
“It’s something I think about all the time as an interviewer, and as a broadcaster. It’s important — you know, there aren’t two sides when it comes to the truth. There’s one side: the truth,” said Tapper. Check out the video below.
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