Poor Jake Tapper. The CNN host said over the weekend that when his 7-year-old son gets mad, he shouts at him that he is “fake news.”
Tapper suggested that his son learned the behavior from President Trump after the president called CNN a “fake news” network.
“[He] now does an impression where whenever I’m bothering him he says, ‘fake news,’” Tapper said with a laugh during a talk at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I’ve got two kids,” Tapper said. “They’re going to someday read back about this period in our history and I want them to be proud of me.”
Why someone would be proud to spread fake news on a daily basis is beyond me, but for Tapper, he seems perfectly happy spreading lies and wants his children to one day be proud of him for that.
Lucky for us, we have Trump on our side and he is more than willing to call out these fake news networks for spreading unverified stories and working with anonymous sources.