Tapper on Trump’s Press Conference: ‘It was Unhinged, It was Wild’


Jake Tapper bashed President Trump's press conference performance shortly after its conclusion Thursday. The CNN anchor took a few minutes discussing points of the "wild" press conference that he believed were irrelevant.

"He spent the first part of his remarks talking about accomplishments that he thought the media, the fake media, whatever he wants to call us, were not paying enough attention to," Tapper said. "But then, instead of focusing on these accomplishments and offering an optimistic positive view of what he's doing for this country, it was an airing of grievances. It was Festivus. It was complaints about the media."



After pointing out the false claim by the President that he had the largest electoral victory since Ronald Reagan, Tapper moved to a discussion about middle America.

"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 hallow shell of a steel town, that's not a President that seemed rather focused on your particular needs and wants," Tapper said.

"It was unhinged. It was wild," he continued. "And I can't believe that there are Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House who don't understand, that might play well with the 44 percent of the population that voted for the President, but a lot of American's are going to watch that press conference and think, ‘That guy is not focused on me, I don't even know what he's focused on.'"

During the press conference Trump mocked CNN's ratings.

Nick Bolger

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Nick Bolger is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from southern Michigan. Nick graduated from Miami University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in 2015.

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