- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Politico reporter Marc Caputo apologized Wednesday morning for contributing to the “cycle of rage” after he mocked a video of Trump supporters on Twitter.

The video, posted by CNN’s Jim Acosta, showed attendees booing and screaming at the media during President Trump’s rally Tuesday night in Florida.

“Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa,” the chief White House correspondent wrote.

In a now-deleted tweet, Mr. Caputo quipped, “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”

The tweet was immediately met with criticism by conservatives.

Mr. Caputo initially tried to defend the tweet, slamming critics for focusing on his snarky comment instead of the behavior showcased in the video.

In another deleted tweet, the Politico reporter wrote, “Oh, no! I made fun of garbage people jeering at another person as they falsely accused him of lying and flipped him off. Someone fetch a fainting couch.”

Mr. Caputo later deleted the tweets, then posted screenshots of them in the name of transparency, saying he didn’t want to become a part of the problem.

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