CNN’s Chris Cuomo calls BS on Trump’s ‘innuendo’ attacks on Democratic Sen. Jon Tester at Michigan rally

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President Donald Trump spent Saturday evening ranting and railing against a vast array topics. One, however, was a vague attempt at an attack on Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), who Trump is blaming for the scandals surrounding Dr. Ronny Jackson.

“Tester started throwing out things that he’s heard. Well, I know things about Tester that I could say, too,” Trump threatened during the rally in Michigan. “And if I said them, he’d never be elected again.”

“So, let’s just use [Mike] Pompeo’s expression: eyes wide open,” host Chris Cuomo began. “People will blame the media ask say they were false allegations, it was trumped up. Here’s what we know, one, the FBI never finished their background check. Second, absence of evidence is not always evidence of absence.

We don’t know whether the record-keeping is right, which goes to your your point about process. You should have had these things more vetted. But if they’re all untrue, if you had the ability to rebut them in a way — I wouldn’t use the word exonerate, but to show we don’t have any proof of what you’re suggesting, why didn’t they stick by Jackson? It would have been a great opportunity to rub it in the face of their perceived enemies to say this is false, just like we say everything else is false.”

“You have, yes, a bunch of allegations, anonymously sourced allegations that Sen. Tester and the Democrats have pushed out there,” he continued. And some of those are unproven. You also have a subset of those allegations that media, including CNN, that have independently verified.

These questions of loosely dispensing pills, giving out pills without prescriptions in the White House medical office. That stuff is serious stuff. So, you have seen the White House hone in on that one allegation about the car incident and say ‘We have no record of that.’”

“Look, Tester has won tough elections before,” he continued. “He’s won them before in presidential years when Mitt Romney won the state by 51 points, he was re-elected. So, let’s have this fight.”

“So, the man who is comfortable saying that they were dancing on the roofs after 9/11 and that Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the Kennedy assassination — he doesn’t want to talk about Jon Tester’s allegations though because they’d be too damaging,” Cuomo mocked.

 

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