CNN’s King, Tapper: ‘We Just Got Played’ by Trump and His ‘Political Rick-Roll’ on Birtherism

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<p><em>See more in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2016/09/16/cnns-king-tappe…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>Needless to say, the media were besides themselves on Friday in turning up the outrage machine at Donald Trump for dragging out his birtherism statement and aside from his lack of an apology for perpetuating the asinine belief about President Obama, few were willing to own up to their role in going along with Trump&rsquo;s media circus.&nbsp;</p>

<p>After Trump had spent over 20 minutes having various veterans who have endorsed him speak, CNN butted in briefly until Trump returned to the podium and <em>The Lead</em>/<em>State of Union </em>host Jake Tapper was (rightly) not amused.&nbsp;</p>

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