Jake Tapper Criticizes Colleague Chris Cuomo’s Conduct With Brother Andrew

CNN anchor Jake Tapper has weighed in on the controversy surrounding his colleague Chris Cuomo’s advisory conferences together with his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“I can’t think about a world wherein anyone in journalism thinks that that was acceptable,” Tapper mentioned in an interview with The New York Occasions revealed Thursday. “And he mentioned, Chris, in his apology that he delivered on air, mentioned that he put us in a foul spot. And I might additionally agree with that.”

He added that he works onerous to be truthful and never cross moral traces, however understands “the love that Chris has for his brother.”

“I’ve a brother and I get it. However that was not a enjoyable day,” he mentioned.

Cuomo apologized on “Cuomo Prime Time” final week after The Washington Publish reported he had joined conferences together with his brother and his staff earlier this yr to strategize on the governor’s response to sexual harassment allegations. 9 ladies have accused the governor of sexual harassment and inappropriate habits, together with three who mentioned he kissed them with out consent.

The report introduced questions on whether or not CNN may objectively cowl the scandal. The community mentioned in a press release on the time that it was inappropriate for Cuomo to affix these conversations with the governor’s employees; nevertheless, Cuomo wouldn’t face self-discipline.

Cuomo apologized to his colleagues, including that he had been walled off from overlaying his brother’s disaster and by no means tried to affect CNN’s protection.

“It is not going to occur once more,” Cuomo mentioned on air. “It was a mistake as a result of I put my colleagues right here, who I imagine are the very best within the enterprise, in a foul spot. I by no means meant for that, I might by no means intend for that, and I’m sorry for that.”


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