CNN’s Jake Tapper Implies Senator Josh Hawley Is An Anti-Semite

CNN’s Jake Tapper Implies Senator Josh Hawley Is An Anti-Semite

The mainstream media is smearing Senator Josh Hawley after the Republican from Missouri called a Washington Post writer a “smug, rich liberal elitist.” CNN’s Jake Tapper insinuated in a tweet that Hawley’s comments were anti-Semitic.

“In which [Josh Hawley] calls a Jewish journalist a ‘smug, rich liberal elitist,'” Tapper tweeted.

The controversy stemmed from a Washington Post article titled, “The White House didn’t like my agency’s research. So it sent us to Missouri.”

Hawley tweeted out his disdain for the article, in which the author describes moving to Missouri as a “punishment.” Hawley called the idea condescending and elitist.

“I assume this is a parody, right? DC bureaucrats aren’t actually saying out loud that moving to Missouri is … punishment, are they? Because surely nobody could be that condescending & elitist,” Hawley tweeted.

The Washington Post opinion writer, Greg Sargent, responded to Hawley on Twitter calling his pro-Missouri stance “condescending.”

“What’s really ‘condescending’ here is the sort of smarmy, smirking contempt for people’s intelligence that [Josh Hawley] is displaying. Coming from a leading intellectual light of the new ‘conservative nationalism,’ this unmasks the phony pastoral posturing that lies at its core,” Sargent tweeted.

Hawley responded to Sargent by calling him a “smug, rich liberal elitist.” Showing the “utter, open contempt for the people of the heartland” that is upheld by the new left.

“Only a smug, rich liberal elitist would say that defending your home is ‘phony pastoral posturing,’ whatever that means. No, Greg, I don’t think living in Missouri is ‘punishment.’ But this is the new left: utter, open contempt for the people of the heartland and all we love,” Hawley tweeted.

Sargent wrote an entire article demonizing Hawley for being cavalier with his word choice. This prompted backlash from other mainstream media outlets.

Hawley defended his stance, saying the media berating him with negative slurs will not stop him from defending his home.

“For defending my home state of Missouri, liberal media have called me ‘phony,’ ‘ugly,’ ‘smarmy,’ a racist and now an anti-Semite. All in 24 hours,” Hawley said. “This is how they bully those who aren’t part of the DC club. But I don’t care what slurs they use, I will always defend Missouri.”

Chrissy Clark is a staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_ or contact her at [email protected]
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