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CNN’s Jake Tapper Gets Testy With Russia Today Reporter

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Inauguration Day is gearing up to be anything but calm.

CNN’s Jake Tapper lashed back at a Russia Today reporter Thursday night after she cracked on what she perceived to be his lame TV chatter with colleague Dana Bash during presidential fireworks on the National Mall.

Anya Parampil is an anchor for Russia Today.

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Parampil didn’t take Tapper’s remark lying down. She replied,  “Childish McCarthyism aside, your *actual* boss, Jeff Zucker, created Trump. Now let’s watch careerists like you fall in line and punch left.”

Tapper punched back: “Facts: RT is a propaganda outlet; Putin is a human rights abuser. You’re complicit in the oppression of the Russian people.”