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Why CNN’s Jake Tapper rebuking Donald Trump as ‘shameful’ is the real shameful thing

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At this stage of the game, it would be foolhardy to think there’s not a method to Donald Trump‘s seeming madness.

Many in the media seized on a comment made by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee about the death of former President Bill Clinton’s aide Vince Foster, with CNN’s Jake Tapper letting Trump have it for leveling “false allegations.”

“Mr. Trump has repeated an outrageous and long-ago-debunked falsehood about former deputy White House counsel Vince Foster, a friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton until his tragic suicide,” Tapper charged, noting that there were multiple investigations that turned up no signs of foul play.

And while Trump told the Washington Post that he didn’t “know enough to really discuss” the issue, he did say others “continue to bring it up because they think it was absolutely a murder.”

Which prompted Tapper to denounce Trump’s intentions as “shameful,” even though an argument could be made the liberal Post prodded Trump into talking about the issue.

“You lend credence to a bizarre and unfounded conspiracy theory,” the CNN anchor said of Trump.

At the same time, the real estate tycoon is not stupid and knows some of his supporters buy into these conspiracy theories. Besides, who’s to say it’s his role to debunk such speculation.

Or rebuke his supporters for believing them.

As for Trump describing Foster’s death as “very fishy,” could it be because his mysterious death sparked a firestorm of controversy that engulfed the nation, as detailed in the book, “Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer.”

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested on Tuesday’s show that Trump is “doing the job the American media and the Republican Party won’t do” by bringing up past Clinton scandals.

“What is so wrong about people being reminded of the legitimate past of Bill and Hillary Clinton?” Rush asked. “You know what? The reason why people are shocked and go, ‘Oh!’ is because the media wouldn’t do it.”

Tom Tillison


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