President Trump held a press conference that lasted approximately 90 minutes today in which he challenged the assembled media to report on his presidency accurately. CNN’s Jake Tapper appeared to take offense at what Trump said about the media. "Everybody at home needs to ask themselves how would you react," said Tapper while fellow CNN personality Wolf Blitzer looked on, "if that were your boss coming in and giving a speech to the employees."
Tapper went on, “How would you react if that was somebody in your family that you were trying to have a conversation with? You would think this is very difficult to assess in a positive way.” Continuing, Tapper said, “The person is not dealing with the world in which we live. He said things that weren’t true.” He labeled as "untrue" a statement that the president made in which he said that he had received the greatest number of Electoral College votes ever. Trump corrected him and said that he had been given that information.
Mediaite, a news site that is owned by Dan Abrams, wrote of the exchange: "The CNN anchor also hammered Trump for not taking ownership for repeating lies and falsehoods before finally ending by excoriating POTUS." The website quoted Tapper as saying, "“President Trump, if you’re watching, you legitimately won the presidency.”
"Now get to work and stop whining about it,” concluded.
Wolf said he was "stunned" by the press conference.
Abrams is chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News and host of both 60 Days In and Live PD on the A&E cable network. He also worked as chief legal correspondent and analyst for NBC News, as an anchor general manager of MSNBC. His sister, Ronnie Abrams was confirmed as a federal judge in 2012 after her nomination by Barack Obama.
CNN labeled the press conference "an amazing moment in history."