Spicer cites CNN poll on Trump speech despite 'fake news' feud

Spicer cites CNN poll on Trump speech despite 'fake news' feud
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White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerPress: It's time to bring back White House briefings Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government Pelosi gets under Trump's skin on impeachment MORE on Wednesday put aside his problems with CNN to tout the network's poll on President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE's speech to Congress.

Spicer tweeted out CNN's poll showing positive reactions to Trump's speech the night before, despite the administration's frequent attacks on the network as "fake news."

Tuesday’s results found that more than 3 in 4 Americans reacted positively to Trump’s speech.


Trump and his administration’s officials have repeatedly feuded with CNN, labeling it “fake news” over coverage they claim is biased and inaccurate.

CNN was among a number of news outlets blocked from attending Spicer’s question-and-answer session last week.

Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with journalists inside his West Wing office, also leaving out outlets like The New York Times, The Hill and BuzzFeed.

CNN responded by condemning its exclusion later last Friday, vowing it would continue holding Trump’s administration publicly accountable.

“This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House,” CNN said in a statement. "Apparently this is how they retaliate when you report facts they don’t like. We’ll keep reporting regardless."