Following CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s hard-hitting interview yesterday on The Lead with senior counselor to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, veteran DC reporter Mike Allen’s new site, Axios, reports Tapper is now a target.
In Tapper’s 25-minute long interview with Conway, she at one point conceded that CNN wasn’t fake news, a claim Trump has repeatedly made. “No, I don’t think CNN is fake news,” Conway admitted. “I think there are some reports everywhere, in print, on TV, on radio, in conversation that are not well-researched and are sometimes based on falsehoods.”
But as a result of his interview, reports Axios’ Jonathan Swan, Republican operatives were urging at least one conservative-friendly website to begin writing hit pieces on Tapper, according to a source.
In response to the report, Tapper mocked, “So now we sit and wait to see which obedient attack dog follows orders. Arf arf!”