CNN Fires Back After Trump Says Network Represents America "Very Poorly"
"It's not CNN's job to represent the U.S to the world. That's yours. Our job is to report the news. #FactsFirst," the network tweeted.
CNN is firing back at President Donald Trump after he tweeted out on Saturday that the news network was representing the U.S. "very poorly" to the world.
".@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!" the president tweeted.
Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump has repeatedly criticized CNN, often referring to it as "fake news."
The president's criticism drew ire on social media from members of the press, with several of CNN's own hosts and correspondents speaking out, including network anchor Jake Tapper, who wrote, "Thinking about @cnni and my brave and hard-working colleagues there who cover famines and wars and politics and terrorism and everything else. Amazing men and women, thank you for your continued excellence."
Trump did not respond further; however, a few hours later he retweeted the following tweet, linking to a website listing out his accomplishments, and once again calling out "the Fake News" for not reporting:
Wow, even I didn't realize we did so much. Wish the Fake News would report! Thank you. https://t.co/ApVbu2b0Jd— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017