CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s monologue at the beginning of his show “The Lead” on Wednesday excoriated President Trump’s recent comments about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., calling the decision “to act as if these defeated, intellectually destitute, pathetic ideologies and people have any moral standing as they rally to intimidate and vomit forth their treasonous filth, it is not only immoral, it’s unpatriotic. It’s un-American.”
.@jaketapper: To act as if these intellectually destitute people have any moral standing is not only immoral, but un-patriotic & un-American pic.twitter.com/NqzAwxFqb4— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) August 16, 2017
Tapper noted that Trump’s remarks were criticized by Republican leaders like Sens. John McCain and Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich, numerous CEOs who resigned from advisory White House business councils, and even (implicitly) the chief officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and National Guard.
On the other hand, Tapper noted, “There is one former presidential candidate standing with [Trump] today. The bad news is, it’s David Duke.”