Jake Tapper’s 7-year-old son taunts him with ‘fake news’ label

It doesn’t get any better than this…

CNN anchor Jake Tapper is now trolled by his 7-year-son as “fake news.”

That’s from Tapper’s own mouth, as he explained on Friday while talking with MTV senior political correspondent Ana Marie Cox at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, according to The Hill.

“[He] now does an impression where whenever I’m bothering him he says, ‘fake news,’” he said.

The term has became a part of the American lexicon when it comes to a compromised media, courtesy of President Donald Trump.

The CNN anchor added that he wants his children to “be proud” of the work he does.

“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.”

A thought Tapper should keep at the forefront of his mind when on air.

Either way, social media users say “if the fake news fits wear it” … here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:


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