As Twitchy told you, Brian Stelter made a complete fool of himself when he not only pushed Rachel Maddow’s fake news last night about the White House deceptively editing footage of Trump’s joint presser with Putin, but then doubled down on the bogus story today.

Maybe if Stelter had seen his colleague Jake Tapper’s tweet sharing CNN White House reporter Abby D. Phillip’s debunking of the story, he would’ve been a little more careful:

Well, Tapper has weighed in on Stelter’s embarrassing performance by trying to defend him to the best of his abilities:

Unfortunately, that doesn’t really help Brian’s case at all: