Tapper’s original comment said this, “Get this, a congressional candidate supported by Donald Trump, by the way, whose past writings and associations indicate that he is against women voting… We’re talking about John Gibbs. You might remember him because with some financial support from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, with ads, which thought he would be an easier candidate to beat…”
After the DCCC used Tapper’s clip in an edited form, he responded.
“We took part of the segment and running an edited version on Twitter,” Tapper said. “They posted the part where I noted Gibbs previous opposition to women voting, but cut out he part the DCCC contributed to the Gibbs’ campaign by funding ads. First, I’ll play what aired on ‘The Lead’ and then play how the DCC edited out my words to hide the role they played in boosting him.”