CNN did not take kindly to the words that President Trump used to describe them. After his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, Trump lashed out at the news media, saying fake news is the “biggest enemy” to the country. The president specifically called out CNN and NBC.
“So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have ‘begged’ for this deal-looked like war would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!” tweeted Trump yesterday.
So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have “begged” for this deal-looked like war would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
Well, journalists are foot soldiers of the elite. They don’t think they’re ever wrong. And they get riffled like no other when they’re called fake or an enemy of the people. After years of Republicans more or less tolerating and accepting the bias in the media, we have a guy in the Oval who fights back. If the media slaps Trump, he delivers an upper cut. I’m okay with this, especially since the media has caught Trump Derangement Syndrome. Everyone knows they want this denuclearization summit to collapse in the hopes of booting him in 2020. Folks, this is a network that couldn’t accurately report on how Trump fed koi fish with the Japanese prime minister. They stepped on a rake reporting…about feeding fish. They also botched President Trump’s China visit. In a now-deleted tweet, one CNN reporter said, “Trump just became the first US president since George H.W. Bush to not take questions from reporters alongside his Chinese counterpart on his first visit here. Clinton, G.W. Bush & Obama all made a point of doing it.” Wrong—Obama didn’t take any questionseither. I mean the networkis pretty clearon where they standwith this administration and the conservative movement. And yes, they’ve peddled fake newsbefore. Are they opposition media? Yes, that’s fair to say, but public enemy number one might be a bit much. Still, the media’s pervasive penchant to get reporting from this White House wring is a cause for concern as well.
But have no fear, everyone—CNN’s Wolf Blitzer says they love the American people. They just love them (via Free Beacon):
CNN analyst David Gregory attacked Trump for being unoriginal, saying all politicians don't like the press.
"Everybody's always criticizing us and not happy with our coverage, whether it was President Clinton or President Bush or President—they're all criticized," Blitzer said.
Blitzer went on to say a lot of Trump's supporters believed the charge, which was "a really, really awful situation."
"We are not the enemy of the American people. We love the American people," he said.
Gregory added that these antics degrade the presidency. How about you get stop messing up simple stories, like fish feeding and getting dates of emails right, before you start talking about who’s degrading each other’s respective profession. Wolf, you’re also an American. What an odd thing to say.