Jake Tapper: When My Son Gets Bothered at Me He Calls Me “Fake News”

Jake Tapper told a South by Southwest audience that when his 7 year-old son gets gets bothered by him he calls him “fake news.”

When he gets really mad does he call him “Fake Tapper”?

The Hill reported:


CNN anchor Jake Tapper says his 7-year-son has adapted President Trump’s “fake news” quip.

“[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.”

Tapper, the host of CNN’s “The Lead,” dismissed criticism that he is too skeptical of Trump’s administration, saying he covered the Obama administration the same way.

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