CNN’s Tapper jabs Obama appearance at Jay-Z concert

CNN’s Jake Tapper ribbed former President Obama on the current state of the Democratic Party on Sunday, calling it “the weakest it has been since the 1920s” in responding to a story in HuffPost showing the former first couple at a concert by Jay-Z and Beyoncé over the weekend.

“The Democratic Party is the weakest it has been since the 1920s,” wrote Tapper, who shared a tweet from HuffPost with the comment that showed the Obamas dancing to the song “N—– in Paris” at the concert.


The tweet was replied to more than 6,400 times, retweeted almost 2,000 times and liked more than 7,400 times.

Some people on Twitter took umbrage at Tapper’s tweet.






Tapper’s assessment appears to be based on a PolitiFact fact-check of colleague Fareed Zakaria’s statement in June on Democratic representation in Congress and governorships.

“When you tally up their representation in Congress and governorships, the Democrats almost have their lowest representation in about 100 years,” Zakaria said on June 15.

PolitiFact fact-checked Zakaria and found the statement to be “true.”

“Zakaria is right: The Democratic Party is at nearly its weakest point in a century,” PolitiFact concluded.

CNBC reported in June that sources close to Obama saying he is expected to begin campaigning for some Democratic congressional candidates in September. 

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