Jake Tapper gives Trump the receipts

CNN’s Jake Tapper has used the most compelling evidence in his campaign against GOP hypocrisy – the receipts. This week, Donald Trump Jr. joked about the 2011 “Rust” shooting that left US Representative Gabrielle…

Jake Tapper gives Trump the receipts

CNN’s Jake Tapper has used the most compelling evidence in his campaign against GOP hypocrisy – the receipts.

This week, Donald Trump Jr. joked about the 2011 “Rust” shooting that left US Representative Gabrielle Giffords critically injured. On August 9, 2011, Giffords was in her office in Tucson, Arizona, taking pictures of gifts sent to her staff. Some of her aides were on the phone at the time when a man walked in the office and opened fire.

People put pens, coffee mugs and t-shirts with Iron Man designs all over their offices in hopes of receiving ribbons and cash prizes.

This all happened. This is all in the public record.

Trump tweeted two weeks ago: “First story on Giffords – one week after she was shot! Omitted because of the political nature of this bias piece. Stay tuned.”

Trump followed up on Saturday morning with: “If I mentioned Giffords in the article – cover would’ve been political bias. Took out story on the killer that Giffords was in the middle of when she was shot.”

Twitter later wiped his tweet from its timeline.

It’s a perfect example of the way the media is challenging the President for his actions, but also putting into words and fact-checking his words.

You have to go way back to 2012 to find the last time Trump tweeted on the tragic Tucson shooting: “So sad and sorry about the shooting in Arizona this morning. Hopefully, no more deaths. Really sad.”

Also, Tapper tweeted his receipts in a series of tweets explaining the events behind this story.

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