CNN reporter Jake Tapper spoke at the American Society of Travel Agents convention in Washington, DC, where he claimed that “just from a purely journalistic standpoint” that the President’s policies are built on racism. But don’t worry folks, he doesn’t “mean that pejoratively.”
“How are these policy disruptions being implemented? Just from a purely journalistic standpoint, I think it’s fair to say that bureaucratically — I don’t mean that pejoratively, but just the idea of how it’s functioning — a lot of times these proposals are done impulsively,” said Tapper.
“A lot of times they’re done without explaining why they’re being done, a lot of times they’re done without interagency discussion, a lot of times they’re done without any sense of diplomacy, a lot of time they’re done without any sort of communication with experts or even cabinet secretaries that are relevant to the policy, and sometimes they’re built on foundations that are, shall we say, made of sand,” said Tapper.
“Whether it is built on lies, facts that are not accurate, or racism, in the views of many people, callousness, or even just a lack of understanding,” said Tapper.
“Where it is difficult to be a journalist today is when it comes to what I perceive as standing up for basic facts, basic truth, and basic decency. These are the only things and principles I try to take a stance on, because as a journalist, I don’t think it’s my position to say, ‘This tax bill is good. This tax bill is bad. This candidate is good. This candidate is bad.’ But when it comes to basic decency, I think we can all agree that white supremacy is horrific and an outdated and anachronistic ideology that should be condemned by polite society,” said Tapper.