CNN anchor Jake Tapper was singing fairly a distinct tune later within the community’s Election Night time protection Tuesday night time as President Trump continued to carry his floor towards Democratic nominee Joe Biden in key swing states.
Whereas not one of the main battleground races had been declared over, Trump appeared to take care of leads in states akin to Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio.
Tapper, whose community’s protection of the election urged Biden would handily defeat the president, appeared to recommend a serious Biden victory was by no means attainable.
“It is simply not going to be, as some Democrats had been hoping for, they thought it was going to be, an early landslide, which was at all times a pipe dream,” Tapper advised a panel of commentators
Nonetheless, that was fairly a jarring shift from earlier within the night — when he was studying the “tea leaves” from CNN’s exit polls really benefited the previous VP.
“Once we speak about studying the tea leaves, once more, right here I am seeing an citizens primarily based on these early, early exit ballot outcomes, not definitive, that recommend an citizens that one might say is extra amenable to the Biden message,” Tapper said at the time. “It’s a extra feminine citizens. It’s a much less White citizens. It has extra older voters and seniors which might be in favor of Biden in keeping with polls, and a extra college-educated. Once more, early outcomes and taking a look at what I’m seeing right here, that’s what I’m taking away.”