Scarborough defends CNN against Trump: CNN ‘has more integrity’

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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough pushed back at the Trump administration on Tuesday for attacking CNN and other news organizations as “fake news,” blasting the president for having less integrity than news outlets.

The “Morning Joe” host defended CNN employees on Twitter, saying they “have every reason to take great pride in their work.”

Scarborough continued in a second tweet, adding that CNN “has more integrity on its worst day than Donald Trump has on his best.”

{mosads}Three CNN staffers resigned Monday after the network was forced to retract a story about top Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci and a Russian investment fund run by a bank controlled by the Kremlin.

Trump took advantage of the resignations in early-morning tweets Tuesday, asking about the news network’s other “phony stories.”

“Wow, CNN had to retract big story on ‘Russia,’ with 3 employees forced to resign,” Trump tweeted early Tuesday.

“What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!”

The issue was also brought up during Tuesday’s White House press conference, during which deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders clashed with a Playboy contributor over CNN’s retraction and the topic of “fake news.”

Trump and media have clashed frequently following his election. He has most often found himself in heated exchanges with CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

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