Jake Tapper has had enough of New Jersey’s Kellyanne Conway, judging by the CNN anchor’s inability to keep a straight face during an interview with the White House senior counselor on Tuesday night.
Tapper, who hails from Queen Village and Merion, took Conway to task on-air Tuesday over everything from misinformation including the so-called “Bowling Green massacre” to allegations of unfair media coverage of the Trump Administration. The 25-minute interview follows recent news that CNN previously declined to have Conway, an Atco native, as a guest on the network due to “credibility” issues.
“You cited a massacre that didn’t happen,” the Philly native said to Conway of the fictional Bowling Green Massacre. “You said the media didn’t cover it.”
“What I mean is the media didn’t cover the masterminds,” Conway replied.
Tapper also took issue with the Trump Administration’s portrayal of the media as dishonest, telling Conway that “it’s very difficult to hear those criticisms from a White House that has such little regard — day in, day out — for facts, for truth.”
And while the CNN host made good points, the Internet focused in on one thing: His pained expressions of disbelief in the face of Conway’s attempts to explain herself and her boss.
As one Twitter user put it, Tapper’s face was akin to the one “your dad makes" when he knows you’re lying:
This is the face your dad makes when he knows your lying!!! Jake Tapper is a funny dude! Kellyanne Conway is making all of our heads spin. pic.twitter.com/l2STkAFoys
— Mr. Weeks (@MrDane1982) February 7, 2017
Or one of disappointment:
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) February 7, 2017
Or simply the “face of the nation” under a Trump presidency:
— Adam Swift (@AdamTheRed) February 8, 2017
However you describe it, though, many folks on social media appear to have taken inspiration from Tapper’s reactions:
— Mariel (@miamimama305) February 8, 2017
Jake Tapper's face in this interview is probably going to be my permanent expression until the end of this presidency. �� pic.twitter.com/42ScgS4jJH
— Abhisvara (@abhisvara_s) February 8, 2017
— Erica (@Ericawolo) February 8, 2017
— Rebecca Eddy (@beckyeddy22) February 8, 2017
— Nish (@nishyjay) February 8, 2017
Jake Tapper's resting dubious face won the Internet today. pic.twitter.com/pqIBVCo1lR
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) February 8, 2017
Jake Tapper's face while talking to Kellyanne Conway. We feel his pain. pic.twitter.com/JPBpholxXj
— Jane Dearfield (@JanieeDear) February 8, 2017
my 2017 aesthetic is jake tapper's face whenever he interviews kellyanne conway pic.twitter.com/3tWtgMUdZb
— Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) February 7, 2017
— evan michael rummel (@LookItsEvan) February 8, 2017
— K. (@ThtsWhtSheTweet) February 8, 2017
This dust-up is the latest of several between Tapper and Conway. Earlier this month, Tapper wrote on Twitter that Conway “actually has no idea” regarding details of President Trump’s botched phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.