On Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper expressed his frustration, urging producers to remove former President Donald Trump from the screen.
This broadcast discussion came after Trump was captured smiling following his arrest by the Biden administration.
Following their arrest, Trump and his co-defendant Walt Nauta were booked by deputy marshals at a federal courthouse in Miami.
They were subsequently taken for fingerprinting and processing. Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges.
After leaving the courthouse, Trump visited the Cuban restaurant Versailles in Miami. He was observed praying with religious leaders before generously purchasing food for everyone in the cafe.
In video footage, Trump can be seen smiling and praying alongside his supporters, which provoked a reaction from Tapper.
Tapper interrupted legal analyst Elie Honig, expressing his exasperation with the situation. “I’ve had enough of that,” he remarked, signaling the control room. “
He’s attempting to transform this into a spectacle, a campaign advertisement. We’ve already witnessed that. Instead, let’s review again the 37 charges currently brought against Donald Trump.”
While hosting her show on MSNBC, Nicolle Wallace echoed similar sentiments and requested the video feed of Trump’s visit to the cafe be removed.
She stated, “We don’t need to continue displaying that image alongside your insightful commentary. We are well aware of Trump’s whereabouts.”
It’s also worth noting that none of the cable news networks, besides Fox News, carried Trump’s speech scheduled later that evening in New Jersey.
Additionally, he was charged with one count each of ” a conspiracy to obstruct the justice department,” “not producing a requested document or record,” “corruption by the concealment of a document or record,” “concealing a document to deferral investigation,” “creating a scheme to conceal a document or record,” and “making false statements and representations to investigators.”
Trump still has legal issues pending in New York and Georgia, along with the unlawful handling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Logo resort in Florida.
The first Republican Debate is scheduled for August 23. If Trump will appear at that debate is not known at this time.