CNN Report on Trump Official’s History Calling Immigrants ‘Invaders’ Leaves Out His CNN Employment


A CNN report on President Donald Trump immigration official Ken Cuccinelli leaves out the fact that Cuccinelli was a contributor on CNN until just a few months ago.

The report from Andrew Kaczynski details how Cuccinelli, the acting director of  US Citizenship and Immigration Services, helped found a group that described undocumented immigrants as “foreign invaders” responsible for “serious infectious diseases, drug running, gang violence, human trafficking, terrorism.”

However, the report does not mention Cuccinelli’s previous role as a pro-Trump commentator on CNN, which he left just a few months ago.

The omission was first flagged by The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi on Saturday.

In May, a CNN spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Cuccinelli would be leaving the network to join the Trump administration.

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Cuccinelli recently appeared on CNN to defend twisting a poem on the Statue of Liberty, and was criticized for arguing the pro-immigrant poem was only referencing “people coming from Europe” to live in America.

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