Jake Tapper aghast over Trump’s ‘pretty offensive’ comment about Jewish voters

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald J. Trump’s remarks about Jewish voters who still support President Joe Biden after he stabbed Israel in the back by cutting off arms shipments was criticized by CNN’s Jake Tapper.

The whiny activist anchor was aghast after the former president suggested that Jewish people who vote for Biden “have to have their head examined” which is a remark that he has frequently used and did so again on Friday during a radio interview and in a video posted to Truth Social.

During a break from the cable network’s breathless coverage of the Stormy Daniels “hush money” trial, the topic of the antisemitic campus protests and Biden’s apparent shift in U.S. policy toward the Jewish democracy came up with the blatantly biased Tapper coming down on Trump as he always does.

(Video: CNN)

CNN political commentator Alice Stewart noted that the protests are a “problem” for Biden because of the visible “optics” of his own party revolting against him and Republican frustration with the president’s abrupt move to cut off arms at a time when Israel’s military operation against Hamas has reached a critical phase with the invasion of terrorist stronghold Rafah.

“Let me just say, this idea, the Jewish people vote for Joe Biden, ‘they’re going to have to have their heads examined.’ Jews vote for Democrats roughly 75, 80 percent. To say that 75 or 80 percent of the Jewish people ‘need to get their heads examined’ is pretty offensive, empirically,” Tapper said, possibly sensing a shift in party loyalty over Biden’s seeming to craft his foreign policy in a way to appease the anti-Israel elements of his base, especially Muslims in Michigan.

“Biden wants to immediately stop all aid to Israel. Any Jewish person who votes for Crooked Joe Biden should have his/her head examined!” Trump wrote on Truth Social on Friday.

Another CNN Biden shill, former White House communications director Kate Bedingfield defended her former boss’s treatment of America’s longtime Middle East ally.

“So, you know, to me, that right there is an indicator of what a flawed messenger Donald Trump is, period. But going back to the politics on this, for Biden, I mean, look, I think what Joe Biden is doing is putting action to words,” she said. “I mean, we know that President Biden and his team have been working directly with Israeli leadership for the last few months, trying to push them to a more tactical plan in Rafah, trying to limit civilian deaths, they’ve been very clear.”

“We’ve seen a lot of reporting that they’ve been very clear and very direct, you know, President Biden has been direct with Netanyahu. This was going to be where he was going to need to be publicly if they did not adjust course. So, I think what Joe Biden is doing is showing that the words of an American president matter, and then the action you put behind it matters. Does not mean he’s walking away from supporting Israel,” Bedingfield added.

“If anybody that’s Jewish votes for him or Democrats, they have to have their head examined,” Trump said during a Friday appearance on a Philadelphia-based talk radio show. “They are being treated so badly and have been for years.”

“Crooked Joe Biden, whether he knows it or not, just said he will withhold weapons from Israel as they fight to eradicate Hamas Terrorists in Gaza. Hamas murdered thousands of innocent civilians, including babies, and are still holding Americans hostage, if the hostages are still alive. Yet Crooked Joe is taking the side of these terrorists, just like he has sided with the Radical Mobs taking over our college campuses, because his donors are funding them,” Trump said on Truth Social this week.

CNN has increasingly come to resemble a Biden campaign war room, a far cry from the old days when it was a widely respected source for actual news.

Chris Donaldson

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