Jake Tapper was forced on Tuesday to review CNN political analyst Paul Begala after calling Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner "cockroaches".
While discussing the new book "Kushner, Inc.," Tapper and his panel discussed whether President Trump would ever kick his daughter and son-in-law to the curb, and asked how the couple would keep his appearance while the White House threatens frequent turnovers.
"Of course they survived. I mean, cockroaches will survive a nuclear war, "said Begala.
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Trump supporter Dave Urban shook his head when he heard the derogatory remark.
Do not call Ivanka and Jared cockroaches? "
The CNN commentator said," No, no, I'm talking about a separate class of species. "
CNN did not respond immediately when asked if Begala would discipline or apologize.
"OK," Tapper replied, before allowing Begala to continue beating Kushner and calling the President a "criminal." The possibly anti-Semitic statement came into the controversy surrounding the deputy Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Who came under attack for her own statements about the Jewish people and Israel.
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Last month, CNN was accused of using Omar rhetoric as an impulse to attack Trump and other Republicans. As a result, William A. Jacobson, a professor at Cornell Law School, told Fox News that it was time for CNN to admit that there is a far-left agenda against Trump.
Meanwhile, the comment "cockroaches" is reminiscent of other hateful rhetoric that targets Jewish people.
"Considering the broad debate on anti-Semitism on the topic of left and across America, Begala's comments may be considered anti-Semitic by some, as Kushner is Jewish and Ivanka is converted to Judaism," wrote Ryan Foley, contributor to the Media Research Center , Begala's comparison of Jewish kushners with insects reflects the rhetoric of the leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, who denied that he was anti-Semitic. Instead, he argued that he was "anti-termite". "
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Critics who caught Begala's comment took disgust on Twitter: