The head of CPAC, Matt Schlapp, made a big ordeal of walking out of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night because he was so offended by the comedian. But he vehemently defends Trump every day. On Monday morning, Chris Cuomo absolutely shredded him for his hypocrisy.
Saturday night was the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington. And this year, the comedian, Michelle Wolf, gave conservatives and Trump supporters a major bout of the vapors.
It really is remarkable seeing so many righties losing their minds on Monday over the dinner. These people who are so outraged about some jokes are the very same people who bend over backwards to defend Donald Trump’s disgusting behavior. The hypocrisy is stunning. They literally are holding a comedian to a higher standard than the President of the United States.
On Monday morning, CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota called out the “obvious hypocrisy.”
Matt Schlapp is the chairman of CPAC and a huge supporter of Donald Trump. And he was at the dinner Saturday night. During Wolf’s monologue Schlapp and his wife got up and walked out, because they were so offended.
My wife @mercedesschlapp and I walked out early from the wh correspondents dinner. Enough of elites mocking all of us
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) April 29, 2018
Schlapp, however, is never offended by the despicable behavior of the president.
Camerota and Cuomo mentioned the horrible things that Trump had said about Carly Fiorina’s face. And they played a clip of Trump mocking a disabled reporter. Then they asked Schlapp if any of that offended him.
“You can’t give the president the benefit of the doubt on everything,” Cuomo said. “Please! If it were your kid or your wife, you would probably change party stripes over it!”
Schlapp tried to argue that the press corps was “over the line.”
“Yeah, I get it,” Camerota interrupted. “But you’re not walking out on the president, in terms of when he makes fun of Carly Fiorina’s face or when he makes fun of a disabled reporter. You’re not walking out.”
“I wasn’t in the room,” Schlapp shot back.
It’s convenient for him to say that, but there’s no doubt that he would never walk out on Trump, no matter how vile his behavior. It’s the epitome of hypocrisy. Bravo to CNN for pointing it out.