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Jake Tapper Hits Trump With Some Awkward Truth After Trump Mocks CNN's Declining Ratings

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Former President Donald Trump recently engaged in one of his favorite pastimes—ragging on the media. It didn't go particularly well for him, though, because CNN's Jake Tapper had a brutal response.

Trump sent out a statement delightedly attributing lower ratings for national news outlets to things being "boring" now he is no longer in office.

"CNN ratings are down 70%. MSDNC is also way down. Actually, they are ALL way down. They say the news is 'boring' since I left D.C."

Ratings really are down for most networks, according to Deadline, but Trump being out of office is likely not the only root cause.

CNN's Jake Tapper had some valuable advice for Trump.

"If I had incited and inspired a deadly insurrection and attempt to undo American democracy I might not be out there bragging about how many viewers it had. On any channel."
"But maybe that's just me, I'm a different breed of cat."

Other Twitter users reinterpreted Trump's comment as well.

Others assured Tapper their decreased news viewing was actually a good thing.

Just to get one last jab in, Tapper also pointed out his ratings hadn't suffered nearly as much as Trump insisted.

Since Trump is still banned from most social media platforms, it's unlikely we'll see a response to Tapper's tweet though.