Kayleigh McEnany, a former Trump official and anchor of Fox News, criticized Jake Tapper of CNN for abandoning the victory speech of former President Donald Trump just as he began to discuss an impending immigrant “invasion.”
Trump’s Iowa Caucuses coverage on Monday night was interrupted by Tapper approximately ten minutes into his address.
During the Tuesday evening airing of Fox News Channel’s Hannity, presenter Sean Hannity delivered a critical analysis of Rachel Maddow and Jake Tapper, criticizing Tapper in particular for his questionable journalistic credentials.
Later in the show McEnany went on the attack, blast Tapper for his decision to censor the former president.
“I am worried that the media has a plan, and we saw it play out last night to just censor this man, Jake Tapper. What a shameful moment from a so-called journalist, as you exposed him! He is not! To cut off Donald Trump and say, “You can hear him under my voice saying anti-immigrant things.” she said
“He was not! Let the people hear the truth. The leader of the Republican Party.” she continued.
“That’s journalism! That, that to him is a fact. He thinks he’s a journalist. You know what he is. He’s a talk show host. I’m a talk show host. I buy it, I practice journalism, that’s part of my job. I do investigative reporting. I give opinion. We talk about culture and sports. I’m like an entire newspaper, but they say they’re journalists. That’s the distinction.” Hannity said in response.