‘Beneath the Dignity of the Office’: CNN Responds to President Trump’s Attacks on its Anchors

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In TIME Magazine’s revealing profile of President Donald Trump, released Thursday, the president made sure to bash his favorite target: the media.

After claiming he no longer watches CNN and MSNBC, Trump went on to call CNN anchor Chris Cuomo a “chained lunatic.” He also said Cuomo is “like a boiler ready to explode,” displaying a “level of hatred.” He added “the entire CNN platform is that way.”

Trump next called anchor Don Lemon “perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting,” and defended CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord: “And poor Jeffrey Lord. I love Jeffrey Lord. But sometimes he’s sitting there with eight unknown killers that nobody ever heard of.”

Trump also slammed The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME and MSNBC — but had kind words for Fox News.

CNN issued a terse statement in response to Trump’s comments, calling them “beneath the dignity of the office of the President.”

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