On The Lead today, anchor Jake Tapper tore into President Trump’s behavior towards Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Covering the story of Trump congratulating Putin on his win despite being advised against it, he said: “We don’t know where it came from but the president is not being unreasonable in wanting those working for him to not share something so sensitive,” Tapper said. “The leak is a legitimate reason for the chief executive to be upset.”
“But one also might imagine that whoever leaked this perhaps might also be upset,” he continued. “Whether he or she was upset because the president didn’t read the briefing materials or because he didn’t heed them or because of the larger issue that President Trump to this day has said nastier things publicly about me, Don Lemon, Chuck Todd, Meryl Streep and the cast of Hamilton than he has of former KGB operative and current human rights repressor Vladimir Putin.”