CNN’s Jake Tapper Spread Fake News Accusation That Trump Supporters Targeted Biden Supporters During Biden Bus Tour
In what has become a routine occurrence over the past few years, a CNN journalist has spread an absurdly false claim in order to make Trump and/or Trump supporters look bad.
Jake Tapper retweeted a thread by “Dr. Eric Cervini,” a self-described “author, historian, homo” with pronouns in his Twitter bio, that falsely claims Trump supporters driving a pickup truck were targeting an SUV of Biden supporters.
Tapper commented: “Biden campaign says Trump supporters in Texas put their ‘staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way.'”
If you watch the video from two different angles, however, it becomes crystal clear who the aggressor in the situation was. And surprise, surprise, it was not the Trump supporters.
This is the full video of the collision in Texas. The white SUV swerved into the truck’s lane while the Biden bus straddles both lanes. The Biden supporter whose thread went viral edited this video and cut out all the commentary explaining what happened. https://t.co/FDm8wdWPBq
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 31, 2020
Clear view of what happened before.
SUV leaves lane, truck moves up, SUV crosses the lines pic.twitter.com/0claguebKx
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 31, 2020
Tapper deleted his quote tweet of “Dr. Eric Cervini’s” thread because it “headed off into a deranged territory,” but in a separate tweet he still quoted the Biden campaign’s claim that Trump supporters were intentionally endangering their “staff, surrogates, supporters, and others.”
I deleted a thread that also described the event because the thread headed off into a deranged territory — apologies.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 31, 2020
The sideswiping incident happened during a Biden bus tour in Texas, which ended up getting canceled because Trump supporters far outnumbered Biden supporters:
ICYMI: The Biden bus tour canceled the rest of its Texas tour because more Trump supporters showed up than Biden supporters- not harassment. They canceled Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Port Arthur, Houston, Laredo they had 14 stops!!! They got shut out EVERYWHERE!!
— Kambree (@KamVTV) October 31, 2020