CNN’s Jake Tapper calls debate a ‘hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck’
CNN’s “The Lead” host Jake Tapper unloaded following Tuesday evening’s debate between former Vice President Joe Biden (D) and President Trump.
In immediate reactions as part of CNN’s coverage following the event, Tapper joined his CNN colleagues in heaping criticism on the debate which was marred with frequent interruptions and back-and-forth personal insults slung by Trump and, to a lesser extent, Biden.
“That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck,” Tapper told viewers. “That was the worst debate I have ever seen, in fact it wasn’t even a debate. It was a disgrace.”
“That was a hot mess, inside a dumpster fire, inside a train wreck,” says @JakeTapper about the first presidential debate between Pres. Trump and Joe Biden. “We’ll talk about who won the debate, who lost the debate … One thing for sure, the American people lost.” #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/wjMnUmt2WS
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) September 30, 2020
“We can talk about who won the debate and who lost the debate, but I can tell you one thing for sure: The American people lost,” he added.
His comments were echoed by other CNN hosts and reporters, including Dana Bash, who called Tapper’s language “high-minded” and declared it a “shitshow,” and Abby Phillip, who called it “a complete disaster on all fronts.”
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