These days, Jake Tapper is usually forced to deal with angry Trump supporters over his reporting and criticism of the president. But on Sunday, is was Democrats who were riled up by Tapper over a tweet mocking former President Barack Obama.
Tapper, a Philadelphia native who hosts both The Lead and State of the Union for CNN, used an appearance of the former first couple at a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Landover, Md., on Saturday night to point out the historic decline of the number of Democrats holding office during his presidency.
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 Democratic Party is the weakest it has been since the 1920s,” wrote Tapper, in response to HuffPost’s story of the Obamas’ appearance Saturday night.
Tapper’s tweet quickly went viral Sunday afternoon, garnering over 9,000 replies and over 8,000 likes as of Monday morning. Most of the replies were from angry Democrats livid over Tapper’s remarks, which he responded to in a subsequent tweet.