Jake Tapper dragged for complaining that Trump retweeted ‘mean tweets’ about him

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CNN’s Jake Tapper was roasted online after complaining Monday about President Donald Trump’s retweeting of a “mean” post from conservative radio and Fox News host Mark Levin.

“Helter Stelter, Fake Tapper, et al, have forever destroyed their reputations. CNN has been fully exposed by Project Veritas and the daily insane rants of their on-air Democrat [sic],” Levin wrote, also referencing Tapper’s CNN colleague Brian Stelter.

“The American people are suffering through the deadliest month of the pandemic and the president is RTing mean tweets about me,” Tapper wrote in response. “Nice work everyone.”

Several Twitter users blasted Tapper, who has, in the past, referred to President Trump’s children as “spawn” and who blew off White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s departure from the administration with, “Bye, Felicia.”

Tapper’s complaint comes amid a new round of sparring with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, whom he accused of being a serial liar.

During an appearance this week on Stelter’s program, “Reliable Sources,” Tapper was asked what challenges he had in covering the Trump administration. As he explained, he said he no longer booked certain Trump administration officials because he claimed there is “no value” in doing so.

He went on to say that there “were some people that are just so mendacious I just wouldn’t put them on the air,” going on to mention McEnany by name.

“These are just people who tell lies the way that most people breathe,” Tapper told Stelter, adding that McEnany “tells lies all the time.”

“She can’t acknowledge reality. So I’m just not going to put somebody like that on-air,” he continued.

McEnany responded to Tapper’s comments on Twitter, calling his complaints to an agreeing Stelter “a therapy session for a broken network,” adding he is “lazy enough to participate by lobbing baseless personal attacks, with ZERO evidence.”

“Jake’s real problem: I do not leak. I do not lie. But I DO call out the lies of the media (i.e. CNN Russia collusion hoax!),” she noted further.

Tapper was ripped again for his comments to Stelter, with Twitter users pointing to all of the times he and other CNN hosts brought on disgraced anti-Trump lawyer Michael Avenatti, as well as Democratic lawmakers who themselves have been fast and loose with facts.

That includes many appearances on Tapper’s program by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who has repeatedly — and falsely — claimed that President Trump colluded with the Russian government during his 2016 campaign.

A number of congressional investigations along with a lengthy probe by special counsel Robert Mueller turned up no evidence that the president or anyone in his campaign worked with Moscow to defeat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

McEnany’s relationship with CNN correspondents has been rocky, at best. Last month, she refused to take a question from White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins, dismissing her as an “activist.”

As she brought a press conference to a close and reporters, including Collins, began shouting questions, McEnany stepped back up to the mic and told the CNN correspondent, “I don’t call on activists.”

McEnany’s jab at Collins earned her praise from actor James Woods.

“The activist cadre at #CNN will be out of business with Biden. Throwing softball questions about his favorite ice cream will hardly be ratings bait. Meanwhile I’m going to miss @PressSec Kayleigh. What a delight,” he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1329851880923545600

Jon Dougherty

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