During CNN’s “The Lead” on Wednesday night, host Jake Tapper spent several minutes listing some of the biggest conspiracy theories promoted by President Trump before telling his viewers “I could go on, but this is just an hour show.”
Tapper’s segment came in response to Trump’s suggestion that a “spy” had been planted in his 2016 presidential campaign.
“While we await the investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general into this matter, it is worth remembering that while we are sticking to facts, the president has no such constraints. He simply makes stuff up,” Tapper told his viewers.
“He frequently lies and has a long and well-documented career engaging in conspiracy theories about all manner of subjects, with no concrete evidence provided,” he added.
Tapper noted that during the 2016 campaign, Trump suggested that Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) father may have been involved in assassinating former President Kennedy. He also pointed to Trump’s past “birther” claims that former President Obama wasn’t born in the United States.
There is currently no evidence to support Trump’s claim that a spy or mole was embedded in his campaign.
Tapper said that while the “FBI is certainly not above criticism and without question,” Trump seems to be “propelling a counternarrative to try to undermine the special counsel investigation.”
Tapper added that he would “continue digging for the truth despite the bombardment of falsehoods.”