Politico reporter Marc Caputo mocked the attendees at President Donald Trump’s rally in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday night.
Caputo tweeted out a joke Wednesday insinuating that Trump supporters are missing teeth, writing, “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”
If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth https://t.co/NWlicnJ4Mc
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) August 1, 2018
Conservatives on Twitter slammed Caputo for the joke, noting that his condescending attitude toward Trump supporters are why many of them have such disdain for the media.
That’s the way. Sneer at them. That’ll get them to vote the way you want them to vote.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) August 1, 2018
Gee, why does everyone hate the media?
— Henry Myers (@HenryMyers7) August 1, 2018
If we want to restore trust in media what we really need is more sneering tweets from journalists. That oughta do it
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) August 1, 2018
This is so gross and this kind of statement is what so many in the middle of the country think the media thinks of them. @politico should hold their reporters to a higher standard. https://t.co/LEDZBKq96g
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 1, 2018
Atta boy, Marc. That will convince them that the media is not against them. https://t.co/yGAhQexyiF
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) August 1, 2018
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) August 1, 2018
Journalists: Demonizing is will get someone hurt.
Also Journalists: All Trump supporters are Nazi terrorists.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 1, 2018
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) August 1, 2018
UPDATE (11:48 AM):
Caputo has deleted the tweet. Screenshot provided below.