Linda Sarsour Ignites Twitter Backlash After Calling CNN’s Jake Tapper ‘Alt-Right’

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Anti-Israel and anti-Donald Trump activist Linda Sarsour earned the collective scorn of Twitter on Tuesday after she accused CNN host Jake Tapper of being a member of the "alt-right."

It all began when Tapper called on Sarsour and the Women's March to renounce their support of Assata Shakur, a convicted cop murderer on the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorist" list.

Sarsour—who has her own history of defending terrorists—did not take kindly to Tapper's denunciation. In a tweet, she accused Tapper of being a member of the alt-right.

There are ample reasons to believe Tapper is not a secret fan of the alt-right. For one, he challenged Trump to denounce David Duke and other white supremacists during the election. For another, Tapper himself is Jewish.

Liberals and conservatives alike mocked Sarsour for the claim.

Alex Griswold

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Alex is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Before joining the Free Beacon, he was a writer for Mediaite and The Daily Caller. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, but regrettably now lives in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at

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