Administration

CNN fires back at Trump: It’s your job to represent the US to the world

CNN fired back at President Trump after he attacked the network in a tweet Saturday for representing the U.S. “very poorly” to the world.

“It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S to the world,” the network’s public relations team tweeted. “That’s yours. Our job is to report the news. #FactsFirst.

The tweet also included an apple emoji, a nod to their recent “Facts First” ad campaign. {mosads}

Trump tweeted earlier Saturday that Fox News is “much more important” than CNN.

“.@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 tweeted. “The outside world does not see the truth from them!”

Trump has repeatedly criticized CNN throughout his campaign and presidency, labeling them “fake news.” In contrast, he has appeared on Fox News several times and praised anchors like Sean Hannity for their coverage and ratings.

Saturday’s comments come as the Justice Department’s attempts to block a potential merger between AT&T and Time Warner are under scrutiny. The Justice Department has reportedly told AT&T to sell CNN’s parent company, though AT&T denied that it offered to do so.

Tags Broadcasting CNN CNN controversies Donald Trump on social media Fake News Fox News Television Television news Twitter

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video