Hosting two shows on CNN, asking politicians tough-as-nails questions and being present for his wife and two kids takes a lot out of reporter Jake Tapper. And that’s why he’s adopted a new diet, inspired by friend and actor Paul Rudd.
“Paul’s a fellow 48-year-old Jew. This is achievable,” he told a reporter for GQ Magazine, which ran a long profile of him in its latest issue. The “modified Ant-Man” diet, as Tapper calls it - Rudd had to slim down and beef up for that movie role – involves consuming a lot of protein and steering clear of carbs. It also requires the cable anchor to get himself to the gym five times a week, where he does cardio.
Other details: GQ describes this time as the “Jake Tapper Moment,” citing the praise heaped on him for his tough and conscientious reporting on the Trump White House. Tapper appreciates the love.
But he warned current fans that he wouldn’t pull his punches on Democrats next time they’re in power. “I think that I’m doing my job, and it’s nice to be recognized, but I also know that a lot of the people who are happy with me now are not going to be happy with me in four to eight,” he said.
He added, “I mean, President Obama did not like me, and I understand why. I was a pain in his ass and I didn’t drink the Kool-Aid, and, you know, a lot of other people did.”