Trump Claims Fox News is ‘Much More Important’ Than ‘Fake News’ CNN

In a tweet, President Donald Trump heaped praise onto the only cable news network that offers his administration consistently fawning coverage, suggesting Fox News is “MUCH more important” than rival CNN — both in the US and internationally. “Fox News 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!” Tweeted Trump on Saturday night. The hatred for CNN is no secret, as he has spent the last year referring to the network as “fake news” and devoting many of his tweets to mocking, attacking, or bashing their coverage. The timing of Trump’s anti-CNN, pro-Fox News tweet is of particular interest, as the Department of Justice is currently attempting to stop a merger between AT&T and Time Warner — who acts as CNN’s parent company. The suit filed by the DOJ against AT&T and Time Warner stated this merger would break antitrust laws, arguing this deal would allow the parent company to use “popular programming as a weapon to harm competition.” [image via screengrab] Follow the author on Twitter (@calebecarma).