CNN Fires Back at Trump’s Claim Network Represents US ‘Poorly’: ‘Not CNN’s Job’


After President Donald Trump attacked CNN in a Saturday tweet — claiming the network represents the US “very poorly” on the international stage — the cable news outlet shot back in a tweet of their own.

“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,” tweeted CNN’s official public relations account.

The #FactsFirst hashtag is a part of CNN’s ad campaign targeting the president and his administration — though, they never actually use his name. The “facts” focused ads started airing seemingly as a response to Trump and those close to him constantly referring to the cable news network as “fake news.”

The president took heat on Twitter for his anti-CNN post as the Department of Justice recently filed a suit against the network’s parent company Time Warner for an attempted merger with AT&T — citing a possible violation of anti-trust laws. Given this obvious conflict of interest, many pundits and journalists found this tweet to be problematic.

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