CNN hit back at Donald Trump after the president of the United States stated that the news network insufficiently represents the United States. On Saturday, November 25th, Trump tweeted that “FoxNews is much more important in the United States than CNN,” and they “represent our nation to the world very poorly.”
According to the leader of the executive branch, “the outside world does not see the truth from them!”
.@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017
From CNN’s Twitter account, the organization clarified their position as an enterprise by stating that their “job is to report the news,” and Trump’s job is to represent the United States to the rest of the globe, not CNN.
The 71-year-old has been battling with several news networks as of late including the New York Times. The POTUS frequently claims organizations such as CNN and the NYT are merely “fake news” who seek to polarize the American citizenry and lie for views.
As you may already know, Trump got himself into trouble yet again when he said that he declined Time Magazine’s offer to be on the cover for this year’s “Person Of The Year” issue.
It's not CNN's job to represent the U.S to the world. That's yours. Our job is to report the news. #FactsFirst ?
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 25, 2017
Trump said that he had to “pass,” because he didn’t want to engage in a “major photo shoot.” These comments sparked a flurry of social media backlash from people like Andy Cohen, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss among others.
As a response to his statement, Time Magazine said they do not discuss possible candidates until the day of the publication. However, several media organizations have stated women such as Rose McGowan are in talks to grace this year’s cover of the legendary news magazine.
As a side note, it’s worth mentioning that “Person Of The Year” isn’t meant for those who are the public’s favorite. Instead, the intention is to highlight a person’s impact on the world that year.