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WATCH: Jake Tapper Tells Viewers To ‘Demand Evidence’ From Trump

Jake Tapper ripped into President Trump’s claim that former President Obama ordered espionage against him, calling it classical “fake news” and despairing over how many voters seemed to have believed the unsupported assertion.

“The president and his team kept pushing ways to make this evidence-free claim somewhere, sort of, possibly in the neighborhood of not entirely false. They failed but they muddied the waters quite a bit,” the feisty CNN anchor said in a commentary on “The Lead.”

Noting that 32 percent of Americans now believe the Trump claim, Tapper urged viewers to demand leaders and the media “adhere strictly to facts and cogent analysis,” even if you “already agree with the politics of the person on your TV.”

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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