During Monday’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” on CNN, host Jake Tapper seemed to enjoy what he considered a “got’cha” moment in response to President Trump’s statement that he’d “run in there” during last week’s school shooting at Broward County’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That was in response to allegations that some of the law enforcement on the scene declined to enter the buildings while the shooting was in progress and that lives could have been saved.
Tapper and his guests, Angela Rye and Bill Kristol were almost giddy in pointing out that Donald Trump had received a deferment from Vietnam, thus had no reason to question the questionable conduct of the officers on the ground.
The problem is neither Tapper or Rye have ever served in the military and while #NeverTrumper Bill Kristol was of draft age, he never served either.
I think also that regularly we see him running into conflict when it’s electronic but running away from it when it’s in real life. So I don’t know what record we have to stand on it.
— Angela Rye
Of course, she never had to explain her faux pas because apparently, no one on the panel knew about what Donald Trump did in back-in-the-day either.
It turns out President Trump, in 1991, took matters into his own hands against a mugger in New York City when Angela Rye was 12, thus we’re talking about yet another millennial who only sees events as relevant when she heard about them. Heaven forbid a few seconds worth of research might have spared her deserved professional ridicule.
When he saw “a big guy with a big bat” bashing another fellow, Donald Trump did what any self-respecting billionaire would do: He ordered his driver to pull over. Witnesses said Trump, with Marla Maples tugging at his arm to try to stop him, leaped from his black stretch limousine Monday evening during the Manhattan assault.
“Someone in the car looked over and said, ‘Gee, look at that, it’s a mugging,'” Trump said. “I said to my driver to stop the car because it was brutal-looking.”
Trump was at first reluctant to discuss his daredevil deed, but then he warmed to the task.
“The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, “Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,” Trump said. “I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”
— New York Daily News, November 1991
Simple Internet searches are a bitch for overpaid partisan pundits who are too busy trying to show how much they know while proving how pitifully little they really do.
While the left is busy countering with a 2004 Howard Stern interview with Donald Trump, where anything and everything can be minimized and/or embellished for comic relief, the fact that the CNN panelists relished in attacking the president while unarmed with the necessary preparation, makes one ask why we’re listening to them at all?