Trump warns CNN is in ‘total meltdown with fake news’

Incoming US President Donald Trump has warned that the CNN news network “is in a total meltdown with their fake news” which would soon lead to its demise.

Trump made the comment on Thursday in a tweet following CNN’s decision to publish a report on Tuesday which included allegations that Russian operatives claimed to possess compromising personal and financial information about Trump.

[email protected] is in a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS because their ratings are tanking since election and their credibility will soon be gone!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump has long been a critic of CNN, which he believes has been biased against him both during his presidential campaign and since his election victory.

Trump’s frustration with CNN was clearly visible during a press conference on Wednesday at the Trump Tower in CNNNew York City, where he refused to take questions from a CNN correspondent, blasting the news network for spreading “fake news.”

During the contentious exchange, CNN’s Jim Acosta pressed Trump to take a follow-up question after the president-elect assailed CNN for publishing the Russia dossier.

“Your organization is terrible,” Trump told Acosta when he tried to ask a question.

“You’re attacking us. Can you give us a question?” Acosta replied.


“Don’t be rude. No, I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news,” Trump responded before moving on to another question.

Trump has suggested that US intelligence agencies were responsible for leaking the Russia dossier to the media.



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