CNN host Jake Tapper abruptly ended an interview on Sunday with White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro after Navarro blasted CNN for not being “honest with the American people.”
The interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” lasted several minutes before “things escalated quickly” and “the exchange was abruptly shut down after the conversation devolved into a political fight,” Fox News reported. Tapper accused the Trump administration and Navarro, in response, “flipped the script and accused CNN of lying to the American people, which led Tapper to end the interview.”
“You’re not honest with the American people,” Navarro replied. “CNN is not honest with the American people. Do you want to go there? We can do that.”
JAKE TAPPER, CNN HOST: Welcome back the STATE OF THE UNION. I’m Jake Tapper.
Last night, President Trump kicked off a campaign swing through the Western U.S., after a challenging week in his reelection campaign, with new revelations about his decision to downplay the threat of the coronavirus.