Jake Tapper, CNN’s senior Washington correspondent, had a succinct response to Steve Bannon’s demand that the media “keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.”
.@jaketapper: Reminder that the president’s top aide just told NYT that the press should keep its mouth shut. No. https://t.co/v88feqWbibpic.twitter.com/EYw5Pc2faM— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 26, 2017
Bannon, the Trump administration’s chief White House strategist, made the remarks in a conversation with a New York Times reporter. “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile,” he said. “I want you to quote this,” the former head of Breitbart News told the Times. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
CNN’s Jake Tapper Claps Back at Steve Bannon’s Attack on Media