CNN’s Jake Tapper went there in criticizing the Obamas and set himself up as a target for angry Democrats who were instantly triggered by his truth bomb.
Tapper called out the former president for effectively fiddling while the Democratic Party burns, reacting to a story in Huffington Post showing the former first couple at a concert over the weekend by Jay-Z and Beyonce.
“The Democratic Party is the weakest it has been since the 1920s, but… ” Tapper tweeted with an emoji of a person shrugging.
The Democratic Party is the weakest it has been since the 1920s, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/ATqKBx4bq0
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 29, 2018
The CNN host included the link for the HuffPost report which was captioned: “The Obama were spotted dancing to “N***as in Paris” at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s show on Saturday. ”
The Obamas “are living their best life,” one fan tweeted.
The Obama were spotted dancing to “N***as in Paris” at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s show on Saturday.
“They are living their best life,” one fan tweeted. https://t.co/da0ZNFGvpv
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) July 29, 2018
These videos of the Obamas jamming tf out at the Jay-Z & Beyonce concert is the BEST thing I’ve seen in the past few days. They are living their best life. While the rest of us are living in turmoil ?.
— Keels Ney (@Keels_Ney) July 29, 2018
Concert-goers were thrilled to see the couple and shared video footage of them from the show at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 29, 2018
Went to the Beyoncé and Jay Z concert in DC and the Obamas were there ?
— stephanie ✨ (@stephaaniesaenz) July 29, 2018
Receipts ???? pic.twitter.com/Rl0CvJRobk
— CarolinaCHERCREW (@jameskwaters) July 29, 2018
I was in the presence of Beyonce AND the Obamas. It’s over. https://t.co/BujwzmaSzB
— sis (@VivaLaCee) July 29, 2018
CNN contributor April Ryan touted the “amazing show” and the presence of the Obamas.
Well well! This DC On the Run concert with Jay-Z and Beyoncé is very Presidential. Former President Obama and the Former First Lady Mrs. Obama are here for this amazing show. Mrs Obama was just in Paris for the show. Amazing show
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) July 29, 2018
At one of the tour’s Paris shows earlier this month, the former first lady was seen with daughter Sasha and Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles Lawson.
— Johanna Fuentes (@jfuentes) July 15, 2018
Tapper’s critical tweet, however, was not welcomed by the left which seem to have emotional breakdowns at the very mention of the Obamas.
With more than 2,000 retweets and nearly 8,000 likes on Twitter, Tapper’s tweet drew heavy fire from liberals who were enraged at the attack on their beloved former leader.
Jake, I respect your work, but what you’re saying is that when you retire from CNN, you’ll still have an obligation to spend your time trying to make sure their ratings stay high.
He served his party and country to the best of his abilities, and now he’s off the clock.
— Charles Gaba (@charles_gaba) July 29, 2018
y’know what? you deserve a gutter response for that. if you people had done your actual job instead of snickering and being oh-so-clever about Trump and his chances we wouldn’t be where we are now. a little less snark from you, please, “journalist,” a lot more ED MURROW.
— Game of Thornes (@GeoffThorne) July 30, 2018
Suddenly I am inclined to reexamine your entire journalistic career for bias against O.
— Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) July 29, 2018
Tapper answered some critics directly, pointing out how some Democrats “seem angrier at my tweet” than at the fact that Obama “presided over a historically precipitous decline of his party.”
Don’t understand the point of this conversation. Does @jaketapper think Obama should be back in US leading Democrats or blaming @BarackObama for leaving Democrats in an incredibly weak position or just making random observation?
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) July 29, 2018
Kind of a combo of 2 and 3. Glad he’s enjoying his life; he’s entitled. Also, FYI, as we begin focus on Nov 2018 and 2020, he presided over a historically precipitous decline of his party. Just a factual matter. Some Dems seem angrier at my tweet than at that fact. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 29, 2018
Tapper’s valid tweet, which may have been based on a Politifact fact-check of a statement by his colleague Fareed Zakaria, was stomped on by Obama fans.
Based on media reports by Jake Tapper and Sean Hannity…
Barack Obama has ruined America and the Democratic Party by wearing a tan suit and going to a Beyoncé/Jay-Z concert.
And to think…I thought he brought back our economy from Bush.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 29, 2018
This isn’t a good take, Jake. It’s a bad tweet.
— Caissie St.Onge (@Caissie) July 29, 2018
There’s a reason i don’t watch CNN except Don Lemon.
— medproretired (@medproretired) July 30, 2018
Worse thing I ever heard you say Jake. He gave a brilliant speech in South Africa last week & came home to visit his family and you have the nerve to say this??
I don’t hear you saying much about Trump golfing every weekend but hey…no biggy.
— Pat (@IrishPatty54) July 30, 2018
And for those on the other side of the political divide, watching the left attack their own was another example of the their hypocrisy.
Of course. Jake made an increasingly rare observation by the leftist media – the truth.
Leftists can’t handle the truth.
— Mike Spade (@Sporty1546) July 30, 2018
I guess the Left is having fun ratio-ing @Jaketapper over this, but they should heed this. Obama presided over the death of the party, which is now out of power in every branch. https://t.co/iwZoo7wVsE
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) July 29, 2018
— Patrick (@ArgentineTea) July 30, 2018
Jake, I love this tweet! ?
— ❌Sandra 4 Trump❌ (@scodogno) July 29, 2018
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