Tapper’s Son Calls Him “Fake News” When He Annoys Him
In an interview with a Hollywood Reporter at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Jake Tapper said that his 7 year old son “now does an impression whenever I’m bothering him he says, ‘fake news.’ ”
Tapper, the host of CNN’s “The Lead” as well as “State of the Union,” said that the criticism of him was unfair as he claims that he treated the Obama administration the same way.
“I know people that hated me then back then but now like the fact checks I’m doing about Donald Trump. I feel like I’m being consistent.”
Trump and other administration officials have frequently used the term “fake news” to describe media reports that are unflattering or that they consider biased. Trump last used the term Tuesday, tweeting it out while criticizing reports of strife among his aides.
“Don’t let the FAKE NEWS tell you that there is big infighting in the Trump Admin,” Trump wrote. “We are getting along great, and getting major things done!”