You just know there had to be some people behind the scenes at CNN who wish they could have quickly pulled the plug on this particular interview:
Calif. Gov. @GavinNewsom: “Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that [Trump] hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly." pic.twitter.com/GLWGuACz7a
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 1, 2020
Good on the governor for not using the emergency to push a narrative like so many others have:
Kudos to @GavinNewsom for playing this straight and not taking Tappers bait to make this a partisan issue.
Bad look for Jake … again https://t.co/RXfS2MjyAS
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) April 1, 2020
— Star Trek: Krennic (@BeingKrennic) April 1, 2020
— Ryan (@Rmac_15) April 1, 2020
Not that it’s what CNN wanted to hear.
CNN can't like that statement. https://t.co/qukY8O3k62
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) April 1, 2020
You can see the disappointment on Tapper's face. https://t.co/hRe2kXEux3
— eric (@eriContrarian) April 1, 2020
Not the answer Tapper wanted to hear. https://t.co/NQTMlQXDki
— Kris Kinder (@kris_kinder) April 1, 2020
cnn didn't like that answer lol https://t.co/EoAI1EXKVB
— VIP (@partners_travel) April 1, 2020
Just ruined Jake's day.
— American Roulette ?? (@RoulletteTravis) April 1, 2020
Not what Tapper hoped to get on this interview, yes? https://t.co/qj4xcBxSWI
— Denny Lane (@Ramboscion) April 1, 2020
The question was carefully framed to lure a particular answer, and it never came. Sorry, CNN.