CNN’s Jake Tapper launched a bizarre religious attack on President Donald Trump during State of the Union on Sunday morning, commenting that the president had begun the day by tweeting, “observing the Sabbath as only he can.”
Tapper provided no context for his comments, which were made in the prepared opening monologue of the program.
Religious Christians typically do not abstain from using electronics, or even doing work, on Sunday. President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, do abstain from Twitter on the Sabbath — the Jewish Sabbath. They are Orthodox Jews, and so they observe Saturday as a day of rest from their official duties.
Tapper added that Trump had tweeted “attacks on the free press and Hillary Clinton, mounting a defense of his son, Don Jr., who has acknowledged a meeting with Russians.”
He did not mention Trump’s tweet about the U.S. Women’s Open, which he attended Saturday and plans to attend again Sunday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump’s Sunday morning tweets were as follows: