CNN Pulls Trump Spokeswoman from Air for Telling the Truth About Debate Moderator Jake Tapper

The provided text discusses a heated interaction on‍ CNN’s “This Morning,” where Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Karoline Leavitt, ‌was cut ​off by host Kasie Hunt during a discussion ⁢about potential bias from⁢ debate moderator Jake Tapper. The conflict arose when Leavitt attempted to criticize ‌Tapper’s perceived‌ anti-Trump ‍stance, leading to Hunt⁢ interrupting and eventually cutting off Leavitt’s microphone. This incident highlights concerns about media bias and the ​treatment of political figures ‍on news platforms. The​ article ⁢also delves into the broader implications of media partisanship and its impact on public discourse and the integrity of ​upcoming debates and elections. a note​ from The Western Journal’s Deputy Managing Editor underscores the perceived threat to ⁣unbiased journalism and the crucial role⁤ of reader support in maintaining their platform amid challenges from⁣ Big Tech and advertising blacklists. The text sets the stage for the expected dynamics in the upcoming debate between Donald Trump and Joe​ Biden, emphasizing the importance of fair media ​coverage.


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By Joe Saunders June 24, 2024 at 8:30am

If this is what CNN’s pre-debate coverage looks like, the bias on display Thursday should be a blast.

Appearing Monday on CNN’s “This Morning,” a spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump tried to answer a question about the coming contests between Trump and President Joe Biden by pointing out the documented prejudices of debate moderator Jake Tapper.

But Tapper’s CNN colleague Kasie Hunt wouldn’t let her get a word in edgewise.

The clash started when Hunt asked Trump campaign press secretary Karoline Leavitt what she expected from Biden at the debate — prefacing it with a video of Trump basically mocking the incumbent’s abilities.

When Leavitt started to respond by calling into question the inherent unfairness of Tapper as the debate moderator — given his history of on-air anti-Trump behavior — Hunt got into a Huff.

This is how Jake Tapper, next week’s debate moderator, reacted to the 2020 results:

He called the Trump presidency a time of lies, cruelty and inhumanity

“For tens of millions of our fellow Americans, their long national nightmare is over” pic.twitter.com/umfBJotOO3

— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 20, 2024

“Ma’am, we’re going to stop this interview if you continue to attack my colleague,” she cut in.

“I would like to talk about Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who you work for, yes?” Hunt said. “If you are here to speak on his behalf, then I am willing to have this conversation.”

Will Thursday’s debate be moderated fairly?

When Leavitt answered she was merely “stating facts,” the CNN host called the whole thing off.

Leavitt’s microphone was cut and she disappeared from the air as Hunt explained.

“Now, I’m sorry. We’re going to come back after the panel. Karoline, thank you very much for your time. You are welcome to come back at any point.

“She is welcome to come back and speak about Donald Trump, and Donald Trump will have equal time to Joe Biden when they both join us now … at next, early, later this week, in Atlanta for this debate.”

“We’re going to stop this interview.” Trump spokesperson Karoline Leavitt goes on CNN and keeps attacking CNN debate moderators Jake Tapper and Dana Bash. Anchor Kasie Hunt gets fed up and dumps Leavitt from the air. pic.twitter.com/09gDp0Ymjy

— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) June 24, 2024

Hunt later attempted to defend her move in a social media post.

“You come on my show, you respect my colleagues. Period,” she wrote. “I don’t care what side of the aisle you stand on, as my track record clearly shows.”

You come on my show, you respect my colleagues. Period. I don’t care what side of the aisle you stand on, as my track record clearly shows.

— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) June 24, 2024

But many commenters weren’t having it.

Stop pretending to be journalists. We all know you’re Democratic Party activists. The jig is up.

— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) June 24, 2024

Everything she said was true. The truth hurts

— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) June 24, 2024

LOL – Everything she said was true – and you showed zero respect for your guest.

And please quit pretending to be fair – you’re a paid propagandist for the Democrat party. pic.twitter.com/tKG2PnC6mm

— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) June 24, 2024

The problem with Hunt’s position is that what Leavitt was probably getting to was that Trump’s performance in the debate will depend very much on his treatment by moderators Tapper and CNN’s Dana Bash, both known liberal figures, and conservatives have scant reason to believe they won’t bring their political biases to the table.

Leavitt made that clear in her own social media post after the interview.

“You cut off my microphone for bringing up the debate moderator’s history of anti-Trump lies,” she said. “This proved our point that President Trump will not be treated fairly on Thursday.”

You cut off my microphone for bringing up the debate moderator’s history of anti-Trump lies.

This proved our point that President Trump will not be treated fairly on Thursday.

Yet he is still willing to go into this 3-1 fight to bring his winning message to the American… https://t.co/EIsiKzvxeq

— Karoline Leavitt (@kleavittnh) June 24, 2024

A Trump spokeswoman who didn’t bring that to her answer about a prediction of the debate performance wouldn’t be doing her job.

And a CNN interviewer who cut her off for doing so wouldn’t be doing her job — if her job was actually to allow the Trump side to address CNN viewers.

If her job was to manipulate the conversation to present Biden in the best possible light and Trump in the worst, however, that’s exactly the move she would make.

If this is how CNN is handling the run-up to Thursday’s clash in Atlanta, the bias that’s on display at the actual event should be a blast indeed.


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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He’s been with Liftable Media since 2015.

Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He’s been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn’t need a printing press to do it.

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