Following his recent golf outing with Tiger Woods, POTUS went to Twitter to blast the news network for its poor representation of the United States. He accused CNN of spreading “fake news” (again) and said it was not as important as the conservative network Fox News.
"@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," he wrote on Twitter. "The outside world does not see the truth from them!"
As someone who has been consistently called out for his exaggerations and flat-out lies, Trump should know better than to question CNN’s honesty. Thankfully, Twitter called him out.
Even CNN had a solid response to Trump’s tweet:
Just minutes after he criticized CNN and applauded Fox News, Trump retweeted a link to Magapill.com, a site that is said to list all of his administration’s accomplishments.
The page initially led many users to an error page, which, of course, resulted in more Trump roasting.
The president made a similar anti-CNN remark earlier this month, when he said he was “forced” to watch the network during his recent trip to Asia.
This is the second time this weekend Trump has called out a major media outlet. On Friday, he tweeted that TIME magazine contacted him about their upcoming “Person of the Year” issue. Trump claimed they wanted to set up an interview and photo shoot, because he would “probably” earn this year’s title. Trump said he passed on the offer.
TIME magazine said Trump was mistaken.