Trump rips CNN upon arrival in London: 'Why doesn't owner @ATT do something?

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE ripped CNN, a frequent target of his, early Monday as he arrived to London for his first state visit to the United Kingdom.

Trump tweeted that his "only problem" during the trip was that the primary source of U.S. news in the U.K. was CNN — a network whose coverage he described as "negative" and "so much Fake News." 

"Very bad for U.S. Big ratings drop. Why doesn't owner @ATT do something?" Trump asked.

Trump suggested in a follow-up tweet that if consumers stopped using or subscribing to CNN's parent company, AT&T, it "would be forced to make big changes at CNN."

"It is so unfair with such bad, Fake News!" Trump tweeted.

Trump also push backed on CNN on Sunday after reports that he called Meghan MarkleMeghan MarklePrince Harry launches initiative to tackle travel industry's impact on climate Prince Harry talks about 'unconscious bias' and racism with Jane Goodall Christian group warns against rise of 'Christian nationalism' MORE, the duchess of Sussex, "nasty." 

The president said he never called Markle "nasty" and claimed the story was made up by the "Fake News Media," specifically calling out CNN and The New York Times. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Trump's initial comments were first reported by The Sun. Trump reportedly told the British tabloid he didn't know Markle was "nasty" when asked what he thought about her comments that he was "divisive" and "misogynistic" during his 2016 presidential campaign. 

Markle's husband, Prince Harry, is reportedly set to join Trump for a private lunch during the president's visit.