CNN’s Jake Tapper, who has been defended by conservatives for some time as a neutral media figure, criticized President Donald Trump and threw in speculation in his analysis of Trump’s press conference to announce R. Alexander Acosta’s Department of Labor Secretary nomination. Here’s what Jake Tapper said during his appearance on Wolf Blitzer’s show:
“Then, instead of focusing on these accomplishments and offering an optimistic and positive view of what he’s doing for this country. It was an airing of grievances, Festivus, it was complaints about the media. At one point, he said, ‘The leaks were real but the news were fake,’ which doesn’t make sense.”
“If you are a soldier in harm’s way right now, if you are a hungry child in Appalachia or the inner city, if you are an unemployed worker in a hollow shell of a steel town, that’s not a president who seems rather focused on your particular needs or wants, that’s a president focused on his bad press. It was unhinged, it was wild.”
“That might play well with 44% of the population who voted for the president…”
“Everybody at home needs to ask themselves, how would you react if that was your boss giving the employees a speech at work?”
“This is very difficult to assess in a very positive way.”
Does this sound like fair analysis from Jake Tapper?