WATCH: Jake Tapper Absolutely DESTROYS DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison Over His Ties to Louis Farrakhan
CNN’s Jake Tapper absolutely destroyed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) over his ties to anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Ellison appeared on CNN to discuss the Supreme Court ruling that the travel ban is constitutional. The far-left politician naturally began to cry that the policy is “bigoted.”
Tapper, surprisingly, pointed out that two of the banned countries are not Muslim-majority nations.
“He said he wanted a complete and total shutdown of Muslim entry into the country,” Ellison said. “He didn’t get the complete and total shutdown but he got something and he’s celebrating that fact right now.”
Tapper then challenged Ellison over his claims that the president is a bigot by pointing out his previous ties to Farrakhan.
“You’ve been decrying President Trump’s bigotry, obviously you used to follow somebody who continually expressed sexist, anti-LGBTQ and anti-Semitic bigotry, Louis Farrakhan. You’ve condemned Farrakhan’s bigotry…” Tapper stated.
“I would disagree with that,” Ellison interrupted. “I would disagree with that, sir, sorry.”
“What are you, what are you disagreeing with?” asked Tapper.
“That comes up in this context…” Ellison responded.
Tapper responded that Ellison is “decrying bigotry and Louis Farrakhan is a pretty clear bigot.”
“Right, and I agree that that’s true,” Ellison said, “and I think that I’ve made myself very clear, but that’s just going back to the false equivalency. Look, I don’t have any support for the individual you just mentioned stands for, nor do I agree with Trump’s bigotry either.”
“But that, again,” he added, “you know anytime somebody tries to say that something is unfair and bigoted if you’re gonna say well one time you sort of said something or somebody said you said something and then so nobody can complain about bigotry…”
“Oh well you were a follower of Farrakhan,” Tapper interrupted, “you were a follower of Farrakhan, sir.”
The heated exchange continued for several minutes before Ellison stated that he was “disappointed” that this was why Tapper called him to be on the show today.