Jake Tapper Calls Out Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘Blatant Racism’ squib
Jake Tapper might be willing to give President Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt on the apparent reference to the Trail of Tears in his latest Twitter attack on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). But he cannot extend the same courtesy to his son.
Over the weekend, Donald Trump Jr. posted a screengrab of his father’s tweet, along with a response that read, “The Native American genocide continues with another murder by the president,” and added the caption, “Savage!!!”
“I mean, that is blatant racism,” said Tapper on CNN’s The Lead Monday afternoon. While it’s possible to “explain away that Trump didn’t mean ‘Trail of Tears’ when he said ‘TRAIL,’” the host said that the responses are “just racism against Native Americans, and yet in this day and age nobody even says anything about it.”