President Donald Trump is once again going off on Twitter, attacking several news outlets, including his usual favorite target, CNN. On Tuesday morning, President Trump said that being an anti-Trumper was a prerequisite to working for CNN. He also noted that the news network should “clean up” and get back to honest reporting.
CNN Responds to Trump’s Taunting
CNN fired back at the president with a fact check. The network said that the political beliefs of its hires are of no interest to CNN. The pursuit of truth is their “only concern.” CNN also hit Trump’s spelling skills – or lack thereof.
Trump’s Neverending Attacks On Media
This is the second consecutive day that Trump has attacked the media. These attacks stem from Sinclair Broadcast Group being publicly lambasted after a viral video showed their news anchors delivering an on-air monologue denouncing “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country” — even though Sinclair is a notoriously biased news organization positioned to coddle President Trump. The president of Sinclair has defended the network, saying that to the “Fake News Networks, those that knowingly have a sick and biased AGENDA, are worried about the competition and quality of Sinclair Broadcast.”
Trump has also gone out of his way to defend Sinclair, saying that it was “funny to watch” other news networks criticize Sinclair for being biased. He ended his complaints by saying that Sinclair was “far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke.”
CNN and Trump have had a tumultuous relationship throughout his tenure as president. Back in July 2017, Trump retweeted a video of himself as pro wrestler wrestling a CNN logo. The incident was taken as a direct attack to CNN, with the news network saying that the tweet encouraged violence against reporters, and signified “juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office.”