Jake Tapper Deftly Hits Back After Trump Tweets CNN’s ‘Ratings Are Tanking’ and in ‘Total Meltdown’
This morning, President-elect Donald Trump once again took to Twitter to take a shot at one of his favorite targets — CNN. In doing so, the incoming POTUS used one of his standby insults to slam the network.
.@CNN is in a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS because their ratings are tanking since election and their credibility will soon be gone!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2017
Yep. Besides describing CNN as “FAKE NEWS” and claiming they are in “total meltdown,” Trump hit them on their ratings, something he has a habit of doing whenever he wants to dismiss a media outlet, program or personality. (And this definitely isn’t the first time he’s done it to CNN.)
Shortly after Trump shot off the tweet, CNN’s Jake Tapper — who was part of the team who reported on the two-page synopsis presented to Trump that has raised his ire — used his Twitter account to not-too-subtly subtweet the president-elect.
.@TheLeadCNN was #1 in its time slot in the demo Tuesday, thanks for watching folks!!
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 12, 2017
Besides The Lead hitting the #1 spot in the 25-54 demo on Tuesday, CNN’s ratings have been on the rise over the past year. For 2016, CNN saw its primetime ratings grow by 76% over 2015 and its total day viewership increase 54%. Growth in the demo was also substantial, with primetime up 80% and total day up 54%.
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