President Trump Blast on Media Due To Thanksgiving Tweet
- Author: Joey Payne Nov 28, 2017,
Nov 28, 2017, 0:49
"We should have a contest as to which of the networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favourite President (me)", Trump said on Twitter.
In a series of Twitter posts over the weekend and early Monday, Mr. Trump criticized CNN's worldwide arm for representing "our nation to the WORLD very poorly".
The president's recurrent attacks against CNN will hurt him in the AT&T - Time Warner merger Trump's Dept. of Justice is suing to stop. "The outside world does not see the truth from them!" said Trump from his Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida.
CNN analyst John Kirby came to the network's defense, noting that CNN International has long recruited "world-class journalists" who take big risks to tell hard stories.
Trump tweeted that CNN "represent [s] our Nation to the WORLD very poorly". That's yours. Our job is to report the news.
Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin noted that Trump is lending a hand to authoritarian figures by attacking a network like CNN International. Trump fired him as Federal Bureau of Investigation director in May.
He seemed to bundle the "Morning Joe" network into those that should be in the 'fake news contest, ' and tweeted that nobody really cared about MSNBC's slip up.
That is pretty much what Trump repeated in a tweet. One, all of mainstream media is "fake news", a term that he falsely claimed to have invented.