Trump Attacks AT&T for Not Sacking CNN Brass: Can’t Believe They Keep the Management, ‘Nobody Watching, NO CREDIBILITY!’
President Donald Trump closed out the first day of 2020 with a fresh round of attacks on a favorite target, CNN — as well as their corporate parent, AT&T.
In a Wednesday evening tweet, the president suggested leadership changes at both CNN and AT&T — citing ratings struggles at the former and a lack of action from the latter as justification for executive shakeups.
“Can’t believe @ATT keeps the management after yet another @CNN ratings dive,” Trump wrote. “Nobody watching, NO CREDIBILITY! Maybe they should make changes at AT&T?”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2020
This is not the first time Trump has called out AT&T in an effort to target CNN brass. Back in June, the president called for a boycott of AT&T to “force change” at the cable news network. And in September, Trump called on a new investor at AT&T to rock the boat at CNN. All the while, CNN chairman Jeff Zucker has remained in place, and is widely considered one of the most powerful executives in the business.
UPDATE 2/1/20: CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter responded to Trump with a thread laying out CNN’s ratings:
Why this matters: The pro-Trump media is highly invested in a narrative that proclaims other sources of news are dead or dying. It’s bull. Readers of these stories, including the president, are being misled. ?♂️
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 2, 2020
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