CNN’s Jake Tapper Uses Twitter to Bite Back Against John Podesta Calling Him a ‘Dick’


Do you need a break from hearing about Donald Trump‘s “grab ’em by the pussy” comments to Billy Bush? It’s a pretty overwhelming story, so you probably do. CNN’s Jake Tapper was looking for something else to focus on today, too, and look what he found!

You see, a new batch of leaked emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign came out today and Tapper did what we all do whenever a new set leaks: He looked for mentions of himself!

Sadly, he found that Hillary for America chairperson John Podesta called him “a dick.”

As we’ve told you before, though, Tapper is a Twitter master, so he used the microblogging platform to clap back. He wrote, “It’s a question that has confounded millions of people for hundreds of years.” Then, because Jake Tapper does not subtweet, he included the handles of everyone involved in the email chain: Podesta, HFA’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri, and HFA’s deputy communications director Kristina Schake.

For the uninitiated, it is especially savage Twitter behavior to call someone out by their handle. It can only be done when the one doing the calling out knows they are in the right and knows that the person or persons being called out don’t have a leg to stand on.

Looks like this time, they know it, too.

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