BLOWTORCH! Trump’s war with CNN escalates to new heights
Just when you thought the President Trump-CNN feud couldn’t get any hotter, both sides on Thursday took a blowtorch to the blowup.
Speaking at a White House press conference, Trump answered a question from a broadcast-network reporter about government agency leaks by bringing up the cable news network: “ I watch CNN, it’s so much anger and hatred and just the hatred.”
The president also made it personal, telling CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta to “ask [CNN Worldwide President] Jeff Zucker how he got his job, OK?”
It was not immediately known what Trump meant.
Meanwhile, Zucker, in New York hosting a long-scheduled media-day event, claimed a recent brand study showed Trump’s constant reference to CNN as “fake news” had not hurt the brand at all.
In fact, Zucker noted, CNN was experiencing a huge ratings bump.
Speaking from the podium at the event, Zucker told reporters they should be concerned about “authoritarian regimes.”