CNN’s Anchor Jake Tapper has created controversy with his suggestion that President Biden invite former President Donald Trump to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral as part of the official US delegation for Monday, September 19.
Ordinarily, it would not be unusual that former Presidents be invited to state funerals of foreign leaders.
But this is a special case, as Donald Trump is still, 30 months after the January 6, 2021 Insurrection at the US Capitol, refusing to acknowledge that Joe Biden is the legitimate President.
Trump is still promoting the “Big Lie”, and undermining American democracy long term, with the cooperation of much of the Republican Congressional membership.
With Biden stating Trump is a threat to democracy promoting a “Semi Fascist” movement, and Trump calling Biden “an enemy of the state”, there is no justification for a Presidential invitation to Donald Trump to attend the state funeral in London.
If anything, Trump would make the funeral be centered on himself, not on the respect and admiration for Queen Elizabeth II, who could not be more diametrically opposite from Donald Trump!
That should not be rewarded, anymore than if Jefferson Davis had been acknowledged by Abraham Lincoln at the time of the Civil War.
This blunder by Jake Tapper could undermine his reputation, and even his position, at CNN, as it is already causing massive outrage!
CNN has lost its collective mind! What a ridiculous idea!
I was just reading over on Daily Kos that there are calls for boycotting CNN that have been growing since the cable news network was taken over by Warner Bros Discovery. In recent weeks the network has lost high-profile contributors such as John Harwood, Brian Stelter and Jeffrey Toobin.
The Washington Post wrote about the changes at CNN since Chris Licht took over as the network’s chairman and CEO.: Several current and former CNN employees who spoke with The Washington Post — most of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly — are interpreting the sudden exodus as evidence that Licht, who joined the network as chairman and CEO in May, is starting his tenure by casting out voices that had often been critical of former president Donald Trump and his allies, in an effort to present a new, more ideologically neutral CNN. That aligns with a vision repeatedly expressed by David Zaslav, the chief executive of Warner Bros. Discovery.
Billionaire media mogul John Malone, whose political views have been described as conservative/libertarian, is a major shareholder in Warner Bros. Discovery. Zaslav is his protege. Malone has said he wants CNN to be “more centrist.”
I stopped watching CNN when they started having Rick Santorum on as a recurring panelist.
If CNN is attempting to get MAGA maggots to watch their network, then it won’t work. MAGA maggots hate CNN.
Regarding CNN’s shift to the right since getting new management, one sign of that is that the network is having more criticism of Joe Biden.
Vox says that John Malone has praised Fox News.
The only place Trump deserves an invite to is prison…for the rest of his life.
The latest shakeup at CNN is that they’ve moved Don Lemon from his prime time show to a morning show. New lineup starts in November. Should give a clue as to the direction the network is shifting to.