Far-left writer Julia Ioffe claimed on CNN that President Donald Trump has "radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did," which prompted outrage from the panel.
Ioffe, who was previously fired from Politico after she suggested Trump was "f***ing his daughter" Ivanka, blamed the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting over the weekend on Trump and conservative political commentator Glenn Beck.
"I think this president, one of the things that he really launched his presidential run on is talking about Islamic radicalization," Ioffe said on CNN’s "The Lead" with Jake Tapper. "And this president has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did. I mean, the way he talks, the way he — the way he —"
"That is, it's unconscionable for you to say that," commentator David Urban responded.
"The way that he talks, the way that he allows these — the way he winks and nods to these groups," Ioffe continued. "The way he says, 'I know I’m not supposed to say it, but I’m a nationalist.' The way that he hems and haws when he has to condemn these people, gritting his teeth says, says 'fine, OK, I condemn this.'"
"Jake, for you not to push back on that — for her to say the president of the United States has radicalized more people than ISIS is irresponsible,” Urban asserted.
Later in the show, Tapper stated that the Republican National Committee (RNC) was pouncing on Ioffe's blatantly false claims, so he allowed her a chance to "clarify" her statement.
"We have a little house cleaning because the Republican National Committee is jumping on your comments — you earlier in the show said that Donald Trump has radicalized more people than ISIS has … you wanted to clarify," Tapper said.
Ioffe then apologized for "exaggerating."