CNN’s Jake Tapper roasted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday after he attacked The New York Times for incorrectly reporting his place of birth.
"I imagine it must be really annoying when someone puts out false info about where you were born. Must really bother you!!,” Tapper tweeted, with a “cc” to President Obama's Twitter handle.
Tapper was referencing Donald Trump's championing of the birther movement, which is how Trump first dabbled into politics, questioning whether or not Obama was born in the United States.
Donald Trump has repeatedly received criticism for pushing the theory that Obama was born outside the United States and therefore unconstitutionally fit to hold the office. Since denouncing the media as "fake news" and his recent CPAC speech in which he declared the media should not use "unnamed sources," Trump has been accused of hypocrisy.
The New York Times quickly issued a correction for the story Spicer was referencing.
"Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to Sean Spicer’s upbringing. He was New England bred, having been raised in Rhode Island; he was not “New England born.” (Mr. Spicer would not go on the record and give the correct facts pertaining to his birthplace.),” the correction reads.
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