Jake Tapper's teenage kids respond to protesters outside home by waving, playing national anthem

The protesters accused Tapper of spreading "Israeli propaganda."

Published: June 23, 2024 1:16pm

When Code Pink protesters demonstrated outside of Jake Tapper's house, calling his coverage of the Israel-Hamas war "negligent" and "pathetic," Tapper's teenage children responded by waving and playing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Video of the incident shows protesters with the activist group Code Pink using megaphones outside of Tapper's D.C. home last week. At least one demonstrator wore a keffiyeh, an Arab headscarf that has become associated with Palestinians.

The protesters accused Tapper, who is Jewish, of spreading "Israeli propaganda," and expressed anger that he refused to call Israel's military actions in Gaza a "genocide."

Tapper's children, Jack, 14, and Alice, 16, responded to the protesters by waving and playing the national anthem.

"We hope you're proud. You may be laughing now, but one day, you will realize the damage that your dad will cause, and I promise, this big house won't be worth it," one of the protesters yells back at the teenagers.

"You're waving, and you think it's really funny, but the truth is that it's really sick. Okay, you should walk away," another protester said.

Code Pink is well known for its loud protests, which have continued throughout the Israel-Hamas war. For example, in October, just weeks after Israel was attacked by Hamas, Code Pink organized a pro-ceasefire protest where Secretary of State Antony Blinken was repeatedly interrupted during a congressional hearing.

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