- President Donald Trump again charged CNN on Twitter, accusing the network of being “fake” news and less effective than Fox News.
- CNN’s communications team responded, “It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S to the world. That’s yours.”
- Trump’s tweets advance at a momentous time for the media outlet, whose parent company is blending with AT&T and facing a lawsuit from Trump’s Justice Department.
President Donald Trump on Saturday blasted CNN, racket it a source of “fake” news and comparing it unfavorably to its competitor Fox News.
“@FoxNews is MUCH numberless important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a vital source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD hugely poorly,” he said on Twitter. “The outside world does not see the truth from them!”
CNN’s communications party fired back minutes later, tweeting, “It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S to the world. That’s yours. Our job is to look into the news. #FactsFirst.”
Trump’s remarks come at a significant time for the vehicle outlet, whose parent company Time Warner is merging with AT&T in an $85 billion dispense. The Department of Justice has sued to block the merger, and legal experts secure speculated that Trump’s previous comments about CNN may be brought up during the case.
CNN is a frequent target of Trump’s ire, and he has labeled the network “fake news,” “untrustworthy,” “disgusting” and “ratings challenged” in the last several months unparalleled.
Trump’s Saturday tweet also marked the second time in as myriad days that Trump lashed out at a major media outlet on Snicker. On Friday, he went after TIME Magazine, claiming he “took a unfashionable” at being named its “Person of the Year.”
“Time Magazine called to say that I was Very likely going to be named ‘Man (Person) of the Year,’ like last year, but I would be suffering with to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot,” Trump tweeted. “I hinted probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!”
The magazine direct down at Trump’s claim shortly afterward, tweeting that “the President is fallacious about how we choose Person of the Year. TIME does not comment on our fitting until publication, which is December 6.”