Posted on Saturday, November 25, 2017 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving Day weekend took a break from golf to go after Atlanta-based CNN International instead of his usual target CNN.
Trump said Fox News is “MUCH more important” domestically than CNN but overseas CNNI is still a “major source of (Fake) news and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly.”
CNN’s PR department bit back soon after, saying that CNN International’s job is to report the news, not “represent the U.S. to the world.”
CNN colleagues defended their CNNI brothers and sisters:
@realDonaldTrump My @CNNi & @CNN colleagues regularly risk their lives in #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #Niger and beyond, following US Troops into war-zones, chronicling natural disasters, holding dictators to account & profiling everyday heroes. #FactsFirst
Jake Tapper posted this: “Thinking about
@cnni and my brave and hard-working colleagues there who cover famines and wars and politics and terrorism and everything else. Amazing men and women, thank you for your continued excellence.”