CNN zaps Trump for lying about Cuomo: ‘Those are the facts’
CNN’s public relations office has apparently had enough of Pres. Donald Trump impugning the network and the quality of its journalism.
In the wake of Trump’s attack on New Day co-host Chris Cuomo, CNN Communications (@CNNPR) clapped back, writing, “@ChrisCuomo did address that point at the start of his interview. https://t.co/JWJEAshv1y Those are the facts.”
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 9, 2017
Early Thursday morning, Trump tweeted that Cuomo hadn’t asked Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) about his credibility issues regarding his purported service in Vietnam. In fact, it was part of Cuomo’s first question to Blumenthal.
Blumenthal’s 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate was nearly derailed after it came to light that he was lying when he said that he’s served in the Vietnam War.
Trump initially attacked Blumenthal over the senator’s revelation that the president’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch confided to him that the judge finds Trump’s attacks on judges who oppose him “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”
Trump, enraged, insisted that Gorsuch never said any such thing. However, a spokesman for Gorsuch confirmed on Thursday that the nominee did in fact made the remarks.