Tapper: My son uses ‘fake news’ quip
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CNN anchor Jake Tapper says his 7-year-son has adapted President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo to outline post-deal strategy on Iran Trump asking aides whether he should proceed with North Korea summit: report Stopping Robert Mueller to protect us all MORE'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 ObamaThe true commander in tweet Meghan Markle's pre-royal 'finishing lessons' and an etiquette of equality Hannity on Acosta claim he was tough on Obama: 'Only thing missing were the pom-poms' 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 Trump,” 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.