Jake Tapper: ‘My Job Is Not To Be Liked’

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Jake Tapper brought up President Trump within 30 seconds of his interview with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night.

(Photo: YouTube screen grab)

(Photo: YouTube screen grab)

The CNN anchor said no one at the network cares that the president said they were “fake news.”

“The job is to not be liked,” Tapper said. “My job is not to be liked. My job is to tell the truth, and deliver the facts, and hold people accountable.”

Tapper said if Trump “acted more presidential,” “didn’t send out nasty tweets about Nordstrom or judges,” and didn’t bring up Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ratings during the prayer breakfast, then he would “be delighted, frankly, to cover the policies more.”

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