November 8, 2018
CNN anchor Jake Tapper compared President Donald Trump to mafia bosses Wednesday, saying his leadership is reminiscent of films such as The Godfather.
Tapper was discussing Trump’s press conference after the midterm elections in which Republicans lost control of the House but gained seats in the Senate. Trump downplayed the problem and blamed Republicans in the House who did not embrace him in their campaigns and subsequently lost.
Tapper said Trump “started out by doing a dance on the graves of Republicans who did not show him enough fealty.”
“He danced on their graves. He said because they didn’t embrace him they lost, and he was flip about it,” Tapper said. “I’ve never seen a president take delight in people of his own party losing. And the only thing I can compare that to is some of the works of Francis Ford Coppola or Martin Scorsese.”
Coppola directed The Godfather films, which won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director and established his legacy as a Hollywood legend. Scorsese directed another classic mob movie, Goodfellas, and won Best Director and Best Picture Oscars for The Departed.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8:31 am