Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper made light of charges of antisemitism aimed at freshman Rep. IIhan Omar (D-MN) with a “rogue” control room routine that included footage of President Donald Trump. During the segment, “The Lead” host told his staff to show tweets and clips of Omar, but instead, they showed footage of Trump and his tweets. Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of Newsbusters.org): JAKE TAPPER: There’s been a lot in the news about bigotry. Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar this week was accused by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats of spreading “anti-Semitic tropes.” Omar has apologized, but our own Manu Raju found her quite unwilling to discuss the controversy when he asked her about it today. DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN ILHAN OMAR (MN): Are you serious? What is wrong with you? MANU RAJU: I’m asking you a question about your tweet. You had a tweet saying that President Trump trafficked in hate. OMAR: Yes. I tweeted, and there’s a response. You can run that. Have a nice day. TAPPER: Omar’s apology that she referred to there was not good enough for President Trump. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress.
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