Trump follows, then unfollows CNN

Trump follows, then unfollows CNN
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President TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy  Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump MORE’s verified Twitter account followed CNN on Monday morning before unfollowing the account moments later.

The president has tweeted nearly 39,200 times since joining the popular social media platform in March 2009 but only follows 45 accounts on Twitter, with a majority consisting of current and former Fox News hosts and personalities.


Those Trump follows include Fox News personalities Laura Ingraham, Geraldo Rivera, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters and former Fox star Bill O'Reilly.

The president doesn't follow any CNN anchors, hosts or pundits, only following former host Piers Morgan, who parted ways with the network in 2014.

The Wrap's Jon Levine was the first to spot the CNN follow and unfollow.


The president is often at odds with CNN, which is run by Jeff Zucker, who was the head of NBC in 2004 when Trump began "The Apprentice"

Trump has slammed the 38-year-old cable news network more than any other broadcast outlet, often referring to it as “fake news.”

Trump also gave CNN the most awards during his “2017 Fake News Awards,” with the network being mentioned for four inaccurate stories it reported last year, including one involving former White House communications director Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciFormer Trump officials plotting effort to blunt his impact on elections: report Grisham says former Trump officials meeting next week 'to try and stop him' Yarmuth slams Massie for gun-filled family Christmas photo MORE and Russia that led to the abrupt firing of three reporters.

CNN responded last October to the president's criticism with the “Facts First” campaign indirectly targeting the president.

“This is an apple,” a narrator begins on its first ad that was launched on Facebook in October.

“Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream ‘banana, banana, banana’ over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all caps. You might even start to believe that this is a banana. But it’s not. This is an apple."

The promo ends with CNN’s logo accompanied by the slogan “Facts first.”

The ad campaign has since released other versions, including one surrounding a special counsel investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials.

Trump has not appeared on the network since August 2016, when he conducted a phone interview with Anderson Cooper on "AC360."