But of course, Trump has had a storied issue with CNN. He has Tweeted a wrestling meme in terribly poor taste regarding CNN, and Tweeted and deleted an even more distasteful one regarding a cartoon in which a CNN reporter is killed by an oncoming train. He has threatened CNN as a business over their coverage, and looks to be making good on that threat.
CNN's Twitter responded back,
But who knows what good that will do? Trump doesn't seem to even recognize media he himself was a part of as being real, as he has apparently intimated that he thinks the "Access Hollywood" tape that shows him stating he grabs women by the pussy had been doctored.
It is as if he views the only legitimate media as that which fluffs up his image, giving him awards and so forth, and he wants to be dismissive if not abusive towards any other kind. But he represents the US government. It's not his job to hound the media. And if he wanted them to make a better report on him, he could try doing a better job, right? (Oh right. He's Trump. He never will.) And yet Trump loves Fox News, which is basically the Trump Propaganda Network at this point.
Trump cries "fake news" because he worries the truth is getting told on him, and it isn't very favorable. But what are you going to believe, Trump's alligator mouth or his dead-canary understanding of what's going on in the bullshit mines?