Tapper: My son uses ‘fake news’ quip
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CNN anchor Jake Tapper says his 7-year-son has adapted President Trump's "fake news" quip.

“[He] now does an impression where whenever I’m bothering him he says, ‘fake news,’” Tapper said with a laugh during a talk at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’ve got two kids,” Tapper said. "They’re going to someday read back about this period in our history and I want them to be proud of me.”

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Tapper, the host of CNN's "The Lead," dismissed criticism that he is too skeptical of Trump’s administration, saying he covered the Obama administration the same way.

“To be completely candid, I did fact checks about [former President] Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule MORE too,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Not at the same rate, nor was there a need for them at the same rate.”

“I know people that hated me then back then but now like the fact checks I’m doing about Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE,” Tapper added. "I feel like I’m being consistent.”

Trump and other administration officials have frequently used the term “fake news” to describe media reports that are unflattering or that they consider biased. Trump last used the term Tuesday, tweeting it out while criticizing reports of strife among his aides.

“Don’t let the FAKE NEWS tell you that there is big infighting in the Trump Admin,” Trump wrote. "We are getting along great, and getting major things done!”

Trump and his top aides have in recent weeks begun to aggressively push back following numerous stories describing rival factions fighting within his administration.