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Jake Tapper Burned This Republican For His CNN Joke And People Were Shook

Sassy Jake is the best Jake.

Posted on May 10, 2017, at 10:57 a.m. ET

In case you slept through yesterday, Washington is currently in meltdown mode after President Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey.

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The White House said Comey had lost the public's confidence over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation — but Democrats (and some Republicans) are concerned that Trump firing the guy leading an investigation into his campaign's possible ties to Russia is sketchy AF.

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Trump says Democrats upset by Comey's sacking are being hypocritical since many were angry at the former FBI director's treatment of Clinton. This line of argument was also picked up Wednesday by former Arkansas governor and frequent presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.

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Writing on Twitter, Huckabee blasted CNN for going into wall-to-wall coverage over the Comey news.

There's just one problem with Huckabee's lame dad joke tweet: CNN is spelled, well, CNN and not CCN.

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(True fact: CNN stands for Cable News Network.)

This fact was not lost on CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who retweeted Huckabee and added this simple burn.

People were HERE for Tapper's sassiness.

They loved his shade...

@jaketapper @stuartsymington Your comedy is on 🔥🔥🔥 sir @jaketapper

And praised him for the burn.

This might be one of my most favorite burns of all time, @jaketapper. 👏🔥👏🔥👏

This Tapper's on FIYAH (Also Huckabee can't spell)

Some also dragged Huckabee for seemingly not understanding how the alphabet works.

@jaketapper Huckabee trying to do acronyms and comedy at the same time.

And Samantha Bee's Full Frontal program piled on for good measure.

Huckabee has actually been tweeting a bunch of conservative dad jokes lately.

Why is beach so empty on gorgeous day on FL Emerald Coast? Oh yeah-today is "Bring a Smart Liberal to the Beach Day"


Prince Phillip steps down from public events. No truth to massive rumor that I would step in for him. Only crown I have is from Burger King.


For Cinco de Mayo I will drink an entire jar of hot salsa and watch old Speedy Gonzales cartoons and speak Spanish all day. Happy CdMayo!

Help us, Sassy Jake. You're our only hope.

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