Jake Tapper Accuses Trump’s Team Of Launching A ‘Smear Campaign’ Against Rivals, Instantly Backfires

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CNN host Jake Tapper faced instant backlash after he accused President Trump and his “team” of launching an “unprecedented smear campaign against rivals” on Sunday.

Tapper’s accusation came in wake of a meme Donald Trump Jr. posted on Instagram, where he jokingly depicted Joe Biden as a pedophile in reference to videos of the former VP’s past.

Tapper initially tweeted “There’s literally no bottom” in reaction to Trump Jr.’s meme, which showed Joe Biden saying “See you later, alligator”, and an alligator replying “After a while, pedophile.”

A day later, Tapper posted the following statement:

“President Trump and his team are launching an unprecedented smear campaign against rivals, leveling wild and false allegations against critics in the media and politics, ranging from bizarre conspiracy theories to spreading lies about pedophilia and even murder. 

“These smear campaigns are unmoored from reality. They’re deranged and indecent and seem designed at least in part to distract us from the horrific death, health, and economic crisis caused by the pandemic. The pandemic, which impacts you, is what we will continue to focus on.” Continued Below

Twitterverse erupted soon after Tapper posted his statement, including reactions from Trump Jr. himself.

In his response, Don Jr. uploaded a two-part controversial video of Joe Biden appearing to touch, smell and whisper things to various females.

“Jake, I’m sorry that you’re more upset (Triggered!) about a joke meme than you are @JoeBiden’s gross habit of touching & sniffing young girls,” Trump Jr. said. “I can’t imagine most parents would be comfortable with Biden touching their daughters in the manner seen below…I know I wouldn’t be!”

“You’d have a lot more credibility on this stuff if you corrected even some of the lies you’ve been pushing incessantly for the last three years, but you won’t do that because you’re not a journalist you’re a liberal activist!” he added along with the hashtag #FakeJake.

Moments later, Don Jr. retweeted the following video about Joe Biden and his son Hunter and captioned it, “I wonder if Jake Tapper and the rest at the Communist News Network and MSDNC will ever cover this? Hahahahaha, just kidding, of course he won’t, that could hurt Joe Biden and it’s his job to protect him at all costs.”

Here are some more responses to Tapper’s accustion against the Trump campaign: