As President Donald Trump continues to lash out against media outlets that criticize him, a new report suggests that his feud with CNN is of a more personal nature.
New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman’s sources say that Trump is particularly hurt by the negative coverage that he receives from CNN because of his past relationship with network president Jeff Zucker.
“Trump complains that Zucker should be programming CNN more favorably toward him because of their long relationship, which can be traced back to 2004 when Zucker put The Apprentice on NBC,” writes Sherman. “Trump has also said to White House staffers that Zucker owes him because Trump helped get him the job at CNN.”
Trump made a point of refusing to answer a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta during his first official press conference as president, and he called out the entire network for allegedly being “fake news.”
“This is entirely personal,” one CNN source tells Sherman. “Trump thinks just because he’s known Jeff that CNN should be covering him like Fox News does.”
‘Disaster and disgrace’: Regretful Trump voter disgusted by his handling of COVID-19 and race relations
Joe Biden has opened a four-point lead over President Donald Trump in Ohio, which the Republican won by twice that margin four years ago.
A survey conducted by Your Voice Ohio found the Democratic candidate leading Trump by 46-42, and Biden seems to be peeling off some of the president's past supporters in the state, reported the Columbus Dispatch.
White House suddenly orders ‘mandatory’ COVID-19 testing for presidential staff
White House employees will now be subject to mandatory testing for COVID-19, an official said on Monday.
In a statement to CNN's Jim Acosta, the unnamed White House official said that staffers working near President Donald Trump would be forced to undergo randomized testing.
"As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of the entire White House Complex, randomized testing of Executive Office of the President staff, which has been ongoing for several months, will become mandatory rather than voluntary," the official said.
White House employees reportedly received an email Monday morning with a stern warning.
Thais ‘cast a spell’ for democracy in Harry Potter-theme protest
Dozens of mostly young Thais wearing striped "Harry Potter" scarves rallied Monday against the government, vowing to "cast a spell" for democracy as the nascent movement grows increasingly bold in targeting the powerful elite.
For more than two weeks, young Thais across the country have held near daily protests at universities and town halls to denounce the military-aligned government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha.
Some have also waded into sensitive territory in recent weeks by holding up placards opposing Thailand's lese majeste law, one of the world's harshest.
It shields the monarchy and its super-rich King Maha Vajiralongkorn from criticism, making open scrutiny of the monarch virtually impossible.