During a CNN panel in New York, anchor Jake Tapper admitted the one thing he and his colleagues missed leading up to the election of Donald Trump.
What did they miss? You, the people. The ‘deplorables.’
Tapper said he missed the significance of the video in which Hillary Clinton called half of Trump’s supporters “a basket of deplorables.”
Clinton famously claimed Trump’s supporters were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic.”
Tapper admits that he failed to grasp how such an insult would be received by the American people. That’s quite amazing, don’t you think?
During a CNN panel event at New York’s 92nd Street Y on Thursday, Jake Tapper and some of his colleagues discussed the state of American politics — admitting what they missed in lead up to Donald Trump’s historic 2016 election win.
Tapper, who hosts both “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” and Sunday morning’s “State of the Union” on CNN, said his biggest mistake came when former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton labelled “half” of Trump’s supporters as “deplorables.” Specifically, Tapper says he missed exactly how this would resonate with undecided voters in swing states across the nation.
“I don’t think I, or many people living in bubbles fully got how much that would’ve bothered people,” Tapper said.
Those “people living in bubbles” are predominantly working in today’s mainstream media. Tapper isn’t alone – a vast majority of media, Hollywood, and liberal elites failed to realize what her insults meant to average every-day working people.
They are completely insulated from the real world.
Tapper’s colleague, Dana Bash, admitted the network “relied so much on data” that they failed to notice what was happening until “it was over.”
Even now that it’s over, the folks at CNN and the rest of the media don’t seem to be accepting the fact that Trump is now our President.
Think they’ve learned anything? Here’s a clip of Tapper calling the President unhinged …
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