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Trump Jr. accuses Jake Tapper of making ‘flagrantly homophobic’ Roger Stone comment
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Trump Jr. called out Tapper, but the clip is lacking context.
The president’s son made the accusation on Sunday night, retweeting a clip from a panel discussion about Stone’s indictment on Friday.
“Let’s play the ‘Imagine the fury if a conservative said something this flagrantly homophobic’ Truly disgusting… but of course no consequences,” he wrote on Twitter.
Let’s play the “Imagine the fury if a conservative said something this flagrantly homophobic”— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 27, 2019
Truly disgusting... but of course no consequences. https://t.co/Eths0LnUJG
During the discussion, one panelist said: “The truth is no one is going to cry if Roger Stone goes to jail, or when he goes to jail.”
Tapper replied: “He might like it.”
However, as Mediaite reports there may be some missing context.
The panel was discussing Stone’s enjoyment of attention—including showing a clip of him saying “the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about” in the wake of his court appearance following the indictment.
One commentator suggested that Stone was hoping his case could be won in the “court of public opinion” among the president’s core supporters and be pardoned.
Tapper’s joke could have suggested that Stone may “like” jail because of the attention it would give him. However, many other people have interpreted the joke the same way the president’s son did.
You can read Mediaite’s report here.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).