During a recent talk at South by Southwest, Jake Tapper said when his 7-year-old son is upset with him, he calls Tapper and the network he works for, CNN “Fake News” because of how much it bothers him.
Tapper is the host of the CNN show “The Lead”, which has been highly critical of the Trump administration, but Tapper says that he is critical of any president, and believes he was just as critical of Obama.
The Hill reported:
“I know people that hated me then back then but now like the fact checks I’m doing about Donald Trump,” Tapper added. “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!”
Trump and his top aides have in recent weeks begun to aggressively push back following numerous stories describing rival factions fighting within his administration.