‘Christmas is probably not going to be possible’: Jake Tapper goes Grinch with grim prediction
CNN Jake Tapper might be auditioning as a side hustle for the title role in How the Grinch Stole Christmas based on comments that he made during a TV interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In the general context of a COVID-19 vaccine which might not be fully deployed until the second or third quarters of 2021, Tapper suggested that “Christmas is probably not going to be possible” this year presumably because it’s too unsafe for families to get together.
COVID cases are spiking in some states, with the terms cases and positive COVD test results perhaps being used interchangeably.
Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, cautioned during the interview on Tapper’s show State of the Union that the U.S. must continue “fundamental public measures” including social distancing and masks even with the vaccine going into distribution throughout the general population and that “synergize with the vaccine.”
“I would recommend to people not to abandon all public health measures just because you’ve been vaccinated,” Fauci added.
Parenthetically, with his heavy public-appearance profile, Dr. Fauci seems to spend most of his time doing media interviews rather than studying data, looking into a microscope, or interacting with actual patients.
You could red pill a whole generation of kids by showing them this video of Jake Tapper saying "Christmas is probably not gonna be possible" while he talks with Dr. Fauci on CNN. They learn: CNN is fake news, don’t trust Fauci and to value personal freedom.pic.twitter.com/853dnwVHYd
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 16, 2020
In the meantime, Jake Tapper — who previously made a mess of trying to mediate between the New York Post and Twitter — is playing the victim card after his remarks embedded above prompted controversy on social media
I was obviously talking about whether families would be able to *safely* observe and celebrate Christmas together. But sure, attack the Jew. Nice work, everyone. https://t.co/vl5DDPJTTr
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 15, 2020
Regardless of who is sitting in the anchor chair at any particular time, CNN critics have accused the network of fear-mongering about the coronavirus to generate ratings and with a political agenda that aggressively skews anti-Trump.
Moreover, persistent allegations of flip-flopping about coronavirus recommendations have surrounded Jake Tapper’s wingman Anthony Fauci since the pandemic broke out.
Last month, Fauci told Yahoo News that insofar as Thanksgiving dinner is concerned, “I think we need to realize things might be different this year, particularly if you want to have people who are going to be flying in from a place that has a lot of infection – you’re going to an airport that might be crowded, you’re on a plane, and then to come in — unless you absolutely know you’re not infected — there are many people who are not going to want to take that risk…Each individual family needs to make the decision based upon the risk situation in your own family.
He added that “hopefully by Christmas” things will have improved, which may or may not be the view that he still holds.
As alluded to above, Tapper’s Grinch-like comments about Christmas were, for many Twitter users, as popular as a lump of coal. Here is sample:
.@CNN’s @JakeTapper made the gloomy proclamation that “Christmas is probably not gonna be possible” this yr. I have news for him—Christmas is going to be celebrated by millions around the world bc it isn't about gatherings—it’s about Jesus Christ. https://t.co/MXVfkFchHx
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) November 16, 2020
Maybe for you, Jake. I’ll be having Christmas with my family, using common sense measures, because this is America, and no Democrat mayor or governor is going to dictate to me what to do in my own home. @jaketapper @GavinNewsom @ericgarcetti #COVID #Lockdown2 #Freedom https://t.co/K7GwrZ6qt4
— Alana Stewart (@AlanaKStewart) November 15, 2020
No, Jake Tapper was definitely saying that we shouldn’t celebrate Christmas with our families. That was 100 percent the context and the meaning. Your lies are utterly transparent to anyone who listens to the clip. https://t.co/PZvRbgrPt1
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 16, 2020
We apparently need “Dr.” Fauci’s say-so to celebrate Christmas or not this year, at least according to Jake Tapper and the clowns of the recently sold CNN. Yeah, I would laugh my ass off if Trump were to buy CNN. Omg
— President-elect Mike DiCiero ??❤??✝️ (@RoxMySoxOff64) November 16, 2020
Meanwhile, @jaketapper comes in with a sweeping generalization and obvious leading.
He didn’t *ask* if Christmas is possible, he jumped to the conclusion that it isn’t. Fauci stumbles, trying to come up w an “acceptable” reply.
Are you paying attention? https://t.co/19EQcnCB3v
— ?? Mind Your America ?? (@_PamBeesly) November 15, 2020
— Evi L. Bloggerlady (@MsEBL) November 16, 2020
Christmas impossible? If an old obese man flying on a reindeer led sleigh can drop presents off at every home in the world, then I think I’ll be able to have Christmas.
— Michael (@Don_Quicote) November 16, 2020
In an example of interesting timing, Big Pharma firm Pfizer announced just two days after the corporate media designated Joe Biden as the president-elect that its vaccine under development is purportedly 90 percent effective against COVID.