Published: Mon, November 27, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Donald Trump Challenges CNN International Coverage for Spreading 'Fake News'

Donald Trump Challenges CNN International Coverage for Spreading 'Fake News'

Since Trump assumed the office, United States media, including CNN, have accused the U.S. president's team of having alleged ties to the Kremlin.

In the tweet, the president once again decries CNN as fake news, this time arguing that CNN International "represents our Nation to the world very poorly".

The president's tweet Saturday is not the first time he's spoken about CNN in terms of the global community. And some on Twitter didn't think Trump's tweet was an accident. As reported by RawStory, some critics believe that Trump is trying to derail the deal because of his personal animosity towards CNN.

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As White House Correspondent Jim Acosta noted, CNN International recently published a bombshell story about the Libyan slave trade.

Just days earlier, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, alleging the merger would hurt Americans by creating a media monopoly that would "substantially lessen competition, resulting in higher prices and less innovation for millions of Americans". Former FBI director James Comey also seemed to weigh in on the president's words when he tweeted about the freedom of the press.

Trump also sent off the tweet on the same day that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law requiring foreign media outlets in his country to be registered as foreign agents. Given the context, Trump's attack on CNN seems particularly timely. "Wow, even I didn't realize we did so much", wrote Trump.

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