Jake Tapper: Trump has been harsher to me than he has been to Putin


CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Wednesday that President Trump has been harsher to journalists, including himself, than he has been to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“President Trump, to this day, has said nastier things publicly about me, Don Lemon, Chuck Todd, Meryl Streep and the cast of Hamilton than he has of former KGB operative and current human rights repressor Vladimir Putin,” Tapper said on air.


Trump has attacked all of the people listed by Tapper.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Trump had congratulated Putin on winning reelection after his national security team had warned him against doing so. Aides included the words “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” in Trump’s briefing materials.

Trump is reportedly furious that the briefing materials leaked.

Trump defended congratulating Putin in a pair of tweets Wednesday, saying that “getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing.” 



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