CNN's Jake Tapper cut through his guest David Urban's stunning hypocrisy on Thursday as the conservative political commentator attempted to defend a double standard for judging President Donald Trump's words and actions.
Tapper was hosting a panel on his show "The Lead" to discuss the controversy around Samantha Bee's recent use of the word "c*nt" to attack Ivanka Trump. The panel roundly condemned Bee's use of the misogynistic epithet, but two panelists also noted that President Trump's refusal to condemn Rosanne Barr's racist attack this week was even more stunning after the White House rebuked Bee.
Tapper noted that the White House is quick to defend the president's daughter, but not the millions of African-Americans Barr smeared.
"Let's look at his actions and not his words, in this case," he said. "I think he should have forcefully come out in Charlottesville…"
"Wait a second," Tapper said. "You're condemning Samantha Bee's words, but you're saying we shouldn't take President Trump's words."
Urban began sputtering in response, and then bizarrely switched the topic to Keith Olbermann's objectionable language. Tapper wasn't buying it.
"This is something I hear from a lot of supporters of the president: Judge his actions, not his words," Tapper said.
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"Let's look at [Trump’s] actions and not his words” — Really?! pic.twitter.com/xQydgmdAx5
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