Is CNN Altering Trump's Tweets?

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Aug 30, 2016 10:15 AM
Is CNN Altering Trump's Tweets?

There is no doubt that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has capitalized on free media by way of Twitter, accumulating more the 11 million followers over the past year.  He often uses the outlet to inform his supporters of positions on key issues and to hit his political opponents.  

On Sunday, CNN decided to remove a specific word from one of Trump's posts regarding Hillary Clinton. The word "Crooked" in "Crooked Hillary Clinton" was completely omitted from a tweet displayed on screen and read on air by anchor Jim Sciutto.

Trump had originally written: “I think that both candidates, Crooked Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records. I have no problem in doing so! Hillary?”

Instead CNN reported it as: “I think that both candidates, Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records. I have no problem in doing so! Hillary?”

So to answer the question, yes, CNN is altering Trump's words. Weird.