TRUMP ON 3 CNN EMPLOYEES WHO RESIGNED OVER FAKE RUSSIA NEWS: “What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS “
- Trump: ‘Wow, CNN had to retract big story on “Russia,” with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!’
‘Wow, CNN had to retract big story on “Russia,” with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!’ the president tweeted.
Trump also retweeted a Photoshopped version of CNN’s iconic logo – remade to read ‘FNN – Fake News Network.’
And in a followup tweet, he wrote: ‘Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!’
He later tweeted a shot across the bow of other news agencies: ‘So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!’
The three CNN employees lost their jobs after the outlet deleted a story from its website that claimed there were possible ties between Russia and an associate of President Donald Trump.
In the wake of their resignations, Donald Trump Jr. called for CNN’s president Jeff Zucker to publicly explain, saying the story is ‘the biggest fake news scandal in the network’s history.’
Thomas Frank, Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris were all involved in CNN’s new investigative unit and left the company Monday.
Frank wrote the deleted story, Lichtblau was an editor in the unit and Haris oversaw the unit.