In an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” CNN host Jake Tapper said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s lies and attacks on others are “empirically indecent.”
Maher then congratulated the CNN host on doing a good job “speaking truth to crazy.” He then prompted Tapper, saying, “tell us a little bit about how you feel your job has changed” since Trump took office.
Tapper explained, “You’ve been covering politicians for a long time. Politicians lie. It wasn’t invented on Jan. 20.” However, he added, “I’ve never seen this level of falsehood… quantitatively.”
He explained that the lies eschewed from the Trump administration go far beyond “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. In fact, he explained, “it’s conspiracy theories based on nothing that have members of his own party distancing themselves from him.”
Tapper also asserted that he refuses to accommodate the President’s inability to distinguish factual reporting from commentary. The CNN host vehemently opposes buying into the Trump administration’s belief that facts can be somehow malleable. He explained,
“The truth of the matter is that there is no bias when it comes to facts and there’s no bias when it comes to decency. It’s empirically indecent to make fun of the disabled.”
Both Maher and Tapper agreed that these are lessons most people learn in kindergarten, “don’t make fun of people, don’t be a racist.”
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