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    Jake Tapper was forced to check CNN political analyst Paul Begala on Tuesday after he referred to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as “cockroaches.”

    During a discussion about the new book, "Kushner, Inc.," Tapper and his panel discussed whether or not President Trump would ever kick his daughter and son-in-law to the curb and questioned how the couple has kept their gig while the White House faces frequent turnover.

    “Of course they survived. I mean, cockroaches are going to survive a nuclear war,” Begala said.

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    The panel’s token Trump supporter, Dave Urban, shook his head in disgust upon hearing the derogatory remark.

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    Tapper quickly asked, “You’re not calling Ivanka and Jared cockroaches?”

    The CNN commentator said, “No, no I’m talking about a separate class of species.”

    CNN did not immediately respond when asked if Begala will be disciplined or apologize.


    “OK,” Tapper responded before allowing Begala to continue slamming Kushner, calling the president a “criminal” in the process. The potentially anti-Semitic comment came amid controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who has come under fire for her own comments about Jewish people and Israel.

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    Last month, CNN was accused of using the Omar rhetoric as the impetus to attack Trump and other Republicans, prompting Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson to tell Fox News that it’s time for CNN to acknowledge it has a far-left, anti-Trump agenda.

    Meanwhile, the “cockroaches” comment reminds critics of other hateful rhetoric used to target Jewish people.

    “Considering the wide debate about anti-Semitism on the left and in America more broadly, Begala’s comments could be taken by some as anti-Semitic since Kushner is Jewish and Ivanka converted to Judaism,” Media Research Center contributor Ryan Foley wrote. “Begala’s comparison of the Jewish Kushners to insects closely mirrors the rhetoric of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who denied that he was anti-Semitic; instead arguing that he was ‘anti-termite.’”

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    CNN pundits recently expressed outrage when President Trump referred to MS-13 gang members as “animals,” but the “cockroaches” comment about members of the president’s family has received little attention from the network’s media watchdogs.

    GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called the comment “disgusting” and other critics who caught Begala's remark took to Twitter in disgust:

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    Link...
    Because, BS did not come up with that on his own.

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...as-cockroaches

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    <yawn>
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    Default Re: CNN calls Ivanka and Jared cockroaches.

    this makes me wonder. where was barack obama born?

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    More like maggots (magahats) than roaches, I'd say.
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    The truth is an affirmative defense.

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    Cockroaches; a great metaphor - I rather like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    this makes me wonder. where was barack obama born?
    Do you think CNN was right or wrong to call Ivanka and Jared cockroaches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Do you think CNN was right or wrong to call Ivanka and Jared cockroaches?
    somebody on cnn did that ****, bobbys.

    between you and me, where was barack obama born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoeyawl View Post
    link...
    Because, bs did not come up with that on his own.

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...as-cockroaches
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Do you think CNN was right or wrong to call Ivanka and Jared cockroaches?

    CNN did not call them cockroaches, a commentator on CNN did. The host was quick to take them to task for it. There is a difference unless you are trying to paint the entire CNN with a broad brush
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Do you think CNN was right or wrong to call Ivanka and Jared cockroaches?
    Joe is still waiting for your answer on the capital punishment thread.

    I think you should answer him before you continue to ask questions of others.

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    I'm sure Ivanka and her beta are very fine people.
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    Cock-a-roaches everywhere are offended by this vile calumny.
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    Default Re: CNN calls Ivanka and Jared cockroaches.

    On both sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Joe is still waiting for your answer on the capital punishment thread.

    I think you should answer him before you continue to ask questions of others.
    I have a couple of unrelated questions.

    Do you think Jared and Ivanka are pro life and pro death?
    Should we not step on a cockroach if we see it in our house?

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    You'll note bobbys that nobody has come to the defense of CNN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Do you think CNN was right or wrong to call Ivanka and Jared cockroaches?
    It was an analogy, they weren’t called cockroaches. The claim is that like cockroach’s they will survive almost anything.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    It was an analogy, they weren’t called cockroaches. The claim is that like cockroach’s they will survive almost anything.
    It's like when I call Joe Arpaio a blubbery self-fingering colostomy bag. I don't mean it literally, it's just for fun!

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    Oh, bobbys, we all were high school sophomore level clever many years ago. Step up your chase-y-chase-bobbys game.
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    And.... bbbbbbbbybs thinks that description was too generous?
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    Can Trump order that a cockroach gets a security clearance?

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    It was a terrible comparison. Cockroaches aren't parasitic, nor do they survive by nepotism.

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    Effin' snowflakes!
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    Cockroaches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    Can Trump order that a cockroach gets a security clearance?
    That is so last week.
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    Robert Reich calls them grifters. More accurate.
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    Bobby reminds me of

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    this is almost as meaningful as Blueys manufactured outrage. I hear the tiniest tweet from Trump.

    A reminder that Trump lied multiple times about his role in disregarding advisors warning against providing Kushner clearance.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...shner-security

    Former White House ethics chief Walter Shaub on Thursday said there was “quite the parallel” between President Trump’s children getting high-level security clearances and the dozens of parents caught in a national college admissions cheating scandal.

    Shaub said Trump’s alleged role in getting his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner security clearances was on par with the allegations that wealthy parents, as well as school coaches and administrators, engaged in a bribery scam to ensure college admissions for their children.

    “Quite the parallel between members of the decadent golf set cheating to get their kids into college and a decadent golf setter cheating to get his daughter and son-in-law clearances after committing nepotism to get them civil service jobs – except for the national security risks,” Shaub tweeted.

    The New York Times reported last month that Trump ordered his then-White House chief of staff, John Kelly, to override the security concerns from other officials and grant Kushner a clearance last year. CNN also reported earlier this month that Trump pressured Kelly to grant Ivanka Trump a security clearance despite concerns from then-White House counsel Donald McGahn.

    Ivanka Trump previously claimed that her father had “zero” involvement in securing top security clearances for her or her husband.

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    Donald J. Trump
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    I am not trying to get "top level security clearance" for my children. This was a typically false news story.
    5:28 AM · Nov 16, 2016

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    Leeches fits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Do you think CNN was right or wrong to call Ivanka and Jared cockroaches?
    Sounds reasonably accurate to me, if a little too straightforward for some………….
    And it wasn'n "CNN" it was a person on a panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    this makes me wonder
    this makes mne wonder if i shouldn't start watching cnn, seems like they got it going on . . .
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