.@FoxNews 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017
The 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.
Someone at Mar-A-Lago must have just told Trump most of the world thinks he’s an awful American President. No. It’s not CNN’s fault. Might want to look in the mirror. https://t.co/WPgwoaxWDT — Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 25, 2017
CNN International has long been an important example of the free press to the world. By attacking it, Trump is doing his dictator buddies abroad a favor by undermining those who would hold them accountable. https://t.co/kOmDwXLHqk — Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) November 25, 2017
Inside the US, CNN’s reporting is protected by the First Amendment and the courts. Outside the US, US-affiliated journalists do ultimately depend on the protection of the US government. Trump’s words are a direct attack on those international journalists’ freedom & even safety — David Frum (@davidfrum) November 25, 2017
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Serious question: Is this a response to criticism of DoJ’s suit to prevent the ATT/TW merger, or has word gotten to Trump that CNN has gotten ahold of something that’ll really make him look bad? https://t.co/mv9WwJFMoI — (((Jeremy Posner))) (@jmp_nyc) November 25, 2017