Jake Tapper Tells Trump To Stop Throwing Tantrums And Get To Work In Blistering Tweetstorm

CNN’s Jake Tapper went on a blistering tweetstorm on Saturday morning, slamming Donald Trump for using his social media platform to attack his enemies instead of advance policy goals or discuss real issues.

Tapper said the president’s tweeting “does nothing” to solve the problems he promised to address during the campaign.

The epic series of tweets:

The advice from Tapper comes as Trump has spent much of the week not doing his job and, instead, making vulgar and false attacks on media figures who criticize him, most recently going after Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

Tweet from Saturday morning:

Trump also added Tapper’s network, CNN, to his social media hit list on Saturday, calling the news organization “fake news and garbage journalism.”


As Tapper noted in his own posts, all of this focus from Trump on attacking his critics does nothing for the people he claimed he would help during the campaign.

But it’s also a demonstration of the president’s disinterest in talking about issues or putting forward substantive policy ideas – because he knows nothing about policy. In fact, some of the only opportunities he takes to discuss issues are when he’s complaining about how “complicated” everything is.

At the end of the day, Tapper is right that the president’s tweets are counterproductive, but attacking his enemies is all Trump knows how to do. Trump has spent a lifetime showing that engaging in public feuds is one of the only things he is good at, and the American people should not have expected that to change after he was elected.

This is what happens when you elect a reality TV star to run the free world.