Jake Tapper epic fact-check of Trump’s ‘unhinged’ speech in Phoenix



Jake Tapper on Wednesday tore into Donald Trump’s “unhinged” rant with an epic fact-check of the president’s Tuesday campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

“It is a maxim of this show that we want ideas and policies to be debated full-throatedly, while we also try to stand up for facts, as well as basic human decency,” Tapper began on Wednesday.

Tapper noted the president’s speech touched on his willingness to force a government shut down to pay for the border wall, renegotiate a free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico and pardon a former sheriff who shared Trump’s penchant for pushing a “not a little bit racist campaign to smear the African-American president for having been born in Africa.” The CNN host then tore into Trump’s “historical revisionism” on his condemnation of racists in Charlottesville, VA.

“In this retelling, the president omitted the controversial parts of his post-Charlottesville remarks,” Tapper said, explaining Trump left out his controversial “many sides” argument when discussing the event with his rally-goers.

“‘On many sides,’ of course,” said Tapper. “That was the part that was controversial, and the refusal that day to single out the Klan and Nazis and white supremacists and the alt-right for criticism. It is an omission that misrepresents what happened and, thus, a lie.

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46 thoughts on “Jake Tapper epic fact-check of Trump’s ‘unhinged’ speech in Phoenix

  1. Bryce Miller August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

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  2. P Last August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Trump has pulled off the greatest scam in the history of the entire world ..FACT to get where he is , and to have even managed to stay in business before hand when he was "allegedly so successful billionaire " the real facts tell it differently .
    He has however pulled off the greatest scam in history of the world by actually getting into power as the president of the USA …just goes to show how far ….and I mean very far that once great nation has fallen .

  3. Ad Sc August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Trump reads his speech nicely /s. This is particularly ironic when you look at some of his quotes in the past:

    "I've always said, if you run for president, you shouldn't be allowed to use teleprompters, Because you don't even know if the guy is smart."

    Fairly obvious that he is not smart….

  4. josh simpson August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Lol this is hilarious all of this nonstop hilarity. People who follow cnn are mentally unfit humans with a severe lack of critical thinking skills.

  5. Miranda V August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    FAKE NEWS!!!!!

  6. Tim Scott August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Jake who??  Who is this crazy asshole??

  7. Sli ck August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I've noticed Don never pulls out "his" wallet. I wonder why he don't pay for the wall. He "will" pay for the wall. We the people are going to crucify him on it.

  8. evocative01 August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    they, the stinking immigrants, lazy blacks, drug dealer and rapist Mexicans, ugly Africans, are trying to steal our history from us, the white people.

  9. Jesus Zepeda August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Why the hell are these people cheering about NAFTA not getting renewed? Do they understand that that is a bad thing and would hinder a ton of trade between the 3 nations?

  10. Big Al August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Arpiaou found two independent experts to reveal the Obama birth certificate had 19 points of FRAUD. One of the experts had voted for Obama and expressed reluctance to enter the investigation.

  11. Broward supervisor August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    delusional at best

  12. onlythewise1 August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    cnn= evil white haters and gold diggers

  13. Maharajji NKB August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Tapper still at his post in the fake news media. I like to call him sour-puss. Has anyone ever seen him smile?

  14. ratti80 August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    You have a Nazi as President! More than 70 years ago you fought them…

  15. justachannel August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I refuse to be governed by the tyranny of reality.

  16. Barrobroadcastmaster August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    CNN is fake news.

  17. Sharon Gallagher August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    So Trapper is pretending to be a journalist hay? Well here is a journalists dream story but no mainstream media outlet will touch it ? Out the U.S. Political leaders that told Qutar to harbor the 911 terrorists and hamas and the muslim brotherhood and isis etc… Yes U.S. officials are outed by this U.S. Senator but who has the guts to be a real journalist and expose the Liberal World Order Leaders and their shadow puppet Government traitors ? Not mainstream media thats for sure. Who are the traitors ?

  18. india rose August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Trump sounds like a sociopath to me.

  19. india rose August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Trump…too dumb to know that he's too dumb to be president.

  20. duduoshunn August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Fuck off folks. haven't People with brain been saying this guy is unfit to be the POTUS. Like who does that? Who calls a salesman to fix a swimming pool and expect a fine job? Gtfo

  21. RENATA CANTORE GROSS August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    #45 can't comprehend how damaging his policies are for Americans & the world especially his own supporters. Ending NAFTA will hurt the farmers who are counting on the income that they were going to receive from international / intercontinental trade.

  22. designchik August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Trump is a fucking moron. There is no way to say it politely.

  23. R J Lee August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Facts and human decency? Tapper? Obama said he's not even a journalist.

  24. Dragon Slayer August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Trump is America.He represents all that is wrong with America.

  25. Alex da Vinci August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Trump's allegations never survive fact checks. Never!

  26. Fox Noxfox August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    What is scary: You'll probably find that video with a different title on youtube, something like: "Trump DESTROYS Jake Tapper on CNN" or "Watch President Trump CLOWN fake media".
    What is even scarier: You'll then find thousands of people in the comments agreeing that Trump is right while having a blatant lie rubbed in their face.

  27. Ganiscol August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Donnyboi opens mouth – lies escape.

  28. Online Call August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    LOOK AT THE INABILITY TO REASON IN THESE COMMENTS.
    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STUDENTS DON'T CARE ABOUT SCHOOL WORK.
    THEY WRITE POINTLESS COMMENTS LIKE THIS NONSENSE.
    TRUMP IS MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
    GET A CLUE.
    IF HILLARY HAD BEEN PRESIDENT WE WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDER NUCLEAR FALL OUT BY NOW. WAKE UP.

  29. Lemon Head August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    If "they" are trying to do all of these things than that puts Trump on the side of The Racist terrorist groups, because there are only two sides! Trump is a hateful racist!!!

  30. Lancer Macman August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Of course the speech was "unhinged" and of course it was full of half-truths, obfuscation, and outright lies. This is Trump; that's what he does. Why does this surprise anyone any more? Why does the media even bother to report this crap? Why not just say, "The Idiot-in-Chief held a rally, spewed hate and nonsense, and his dwindling pack of loyal thugs cheered him on" and then report on something actually important?

  31. P. Hamilton August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Leftist propaganda shills can go to hell.

  32. scarecrow _ August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    The threat of a government shut down? I have only heard that a million times. Why all the outrage? Tapper just told three lies in a row. That makes four. Tapper is a lies all the time. This is such a fake video. You know tapper gets paid about $10,000 a day to do this .

  33. old man August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    what do the voters say about CNN.

  34. Eric Montiel August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    well put. Thank you Jake Tapper.

  35. James Carroll August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Trump continues his Us vs Them trolling. It is sad that a pathological liar, and two-faced troll can become President in America. It is sad that anyone voted for this clown.

  36. Dark Beauty1989 August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Propoganda

  37. A normal Christian August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Problems are the democrats have no one to beat him in an election and no policies of such to stand on.

  38. Daniel Burgess August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Here is what Trump promised for health care:

    1. ‘EVERYBODY’S GOING TO BE TAKEN CARE OF’

    2. ‘GET RID OF ARTIFICIAL LINES’

    3. ‘NOBODY WILL BE WORSE OFF FINANCIALLY’

    4. ‘NO ONE WILL LOSE COVERAGE’

    5. ‘NO CUTS … TO MEDICAID’

    6. ‘INSURANCE FOR EVERYBODY’

    Does anyone believe that McConnell Care has any of the above?

  39. suffer247 August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    An idiot's logic:

    Trump 2016 – "Were going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it."
    Mexico 2016/2017 – "Uh, no."
    Congress 2017 – "Uh, no."
    Trump 2017 – "Well then, we're going to pay for our wall our I'm going to shut the government down."

    Sorry, Trump supporters but you got conned. You are fucking stupid and should be eradicated from the planet. Please save us the time and energy and just chug bleach.

  40. CS Lew August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    They is probably related to his friend Jim who says Paris isn't Paris anymore.

  41. CS Lew August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    He can't pardon Arpio. Arpio is appealing his case so he can't be pardoned while the case is on-going & he hasn't spent 5 years in prison which is required for a pardon.

  42. CS Lew August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    He's the kid that holds his breath until he gets what he wants. The government doesn't work like that. You can't take it hostage. Those government employees are voters and taxpayers. I thought the government's been shutdown…congress is on recess and Frump's on vacation…people forget that the government includes thousands of employees for everything from parks, to health, to farm programs, etc. You shutdown the government, you shutdown American parks and tourism and lose that money. Workers stay home without paychecks and the economy suffers. This guy says he's a businessman? How does shutting down your business help your employees (ie American citizens)?

  43. unbiased August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    ALABAMA SEGREGATED SCHOOL DISTRICT FEW MONTHS AGO, KKKONSERVATIVE REDSTATES PROOF AGAIN, THEY'RE RACIST!

    WATCH DEPLORABLES BELOW, LIE,DEFLECT,ATTACK CAPS, GRAMMAR, AND TWIST THIS FACT,LMFAO ,WATCH!

    KKKONSERVATIVES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY IN REDSTATES, AS DEMOCRATS, DIXIECRATS AND NOW REPUGNANTKLANS SINCE 50'S,PERIOD! THATS WHY 99% OF LYNCHINGS, VOTER SUPPRESSING, KKKONFEDRATE MONUMENTS,ASSASINATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS AND ACTIVIST, PRESIDENT JFK, KING,EVERS, MISSISSIPPI BURNING ,HAS BEEN IN SOUTH

  44. Marton Steve August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    CNN< ISIS< JAKE CRIMINAL COOPER HOMO BURN IN HELL

  45. mcplato August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Trump is a racist, a traitor, Putin's bitch, a pervert who is literally soaked in the urine of Russian hookers, he's a lying arrogant dimwit and he's made America the laughing stock of the world.

  46. ImJust Me August 30, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Correct me if I'm wrong but if he shuts the government down…wouldnt that mean benefit checks such as retirement (social security) checks would stop being issued til its back up?

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