KEY POINTS

  • Donald Trump calls CNN fake news and corrupt
  • CNN and MSNBC cut short their coverage of Donald Trump's coronavirus briefing
  • President Trump says they are doing everything to keep America safe

Donald Trump called CNN fake news, days after the network cut away from his coronavirus briefing.

The president of the United States took to Twitter to attack a network for allegedly making false claims about him. Trump called out CNN on social media saying it is “corrupt and fake news.”

“I hear that Fake News CNN just reported that I am isolated in the White House, wondering out loud, ‘when will life return to normal?’ Does anybody really believe that? There was no leak, they made it up – they are CORRUPT & FAKE NEWS....” Trump wrote.

“I have been packed all day with meetings, I have no time for stupidity. We’re working around the clock to KEEP AMERICA SAFE!” he wrote in another tweet.

Trump’s tweets received mixed reactions from online users, with many showing support and several others criticizing the leader. Many also agreed with Trump’s attack toward CNN calling the network “the enemy of the American people.”

“Yes, I agree. They portray this president like he is a terrible person. So sad. This president works tirelessly for this country and the American people,” @highlandtigers1 commented.

“Donald Trump knew in January dangers of Coronavirus. Didn’t buy, produce mass tests. Didn’t push social distancing until mid-March. Used microphone to distort, distract severity of COVID19 to flu. Continues to lie about treatments; over factual, medical and scientific information,” one commented.

Meanwhile, Trump made his attack against CNN days after the latter cut away from media briefing. On Monday, the POTUS held a press conference about coronavirus, but CNN and MSNBC cut short their coverage because they felt that it was taking too long and the discussion was no longer relevant to health care.

“CNN spokesperson responds: ‘If the White House wants to ask for time on the network, they should make an official request. Otherwise we will make our own editorial decisions,’” Oliver Darcy responded on Twitter after White House Deputy Secretary Judd Deere called both networks “disgraceful” on social media.

Darcy added that a spokesperson from MSNBC told him they cut away from the briefing after over an hour because the information no longer add value to the ongoing discussion about public health.

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