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CNN's Chris Cuomo and Jake Tapper get flirty in a Twitter debate about on-air makeup

CNN's Chris Cuomo and Jake Tapper took middle-school humor to a new level in an early-morning Twitter debate Wednesday.

Cuomo started the war by clarifying that no, he doesn't like the excessive makeup he has to wear in the studio.

But Tapper wasn't having it, accusing Cuomo of being a lot more high maintenance than he lets on:

Things started getting a little uncomfortable with Cuomo's response:

And Tapper was quick to shut down Cuomo’s steamy suggestion:

Even CNN's John Berman joined in, but Cuomo shut down the fake news spiral by revealing the truth of the makeup chair. Kathryn Krawczyk