‘Best cable news prop ever’: Internet erupts in laughter after CNN lays out Trump’s Diet Coke problem
On Monday, CNN hosts dedicated a segment to dissecting President Donald Trump’s apparent addiction to Diet Coke featuring a gastroenterologist — and Twitter had a lot to say about it.
— CNN (@CNN) December 11, 2017
“BREAKING NEWS: Trump has a coke problem,” activist and Amplifire News editor Jordan Uhl tweeted, accompanied by a screenshot of CNN’s Brooke Baldwin speaking with Gastroenterologist Dr. Samantha Nazareth.
BREAKING NEWS: Trump has a coke problem pic.twitter.com/S6V3FtdFiE
— jordan (@JordanUhl) December 11, 2017
Right Wing Watch’s Jared Holt, on the other hand, noticed how fluffy the piece seemed and joked “Ah, I see our friends at Apple Bannana [sic] TV are only covering the biggest stories and definitely not giving ammo to people who want to shred their legitimacy.”
Read some of the best responses to CNN’s latest hit below.
This story speaks to me on a personal level. [sips Diet Coke] pic.twitter.com/a4gCAhqydI
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) December 11, 2017
Best cable news prop ever pic.twitter.com/wotqxdT1RJ
— ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) December 11, 2017
Uhm, ok CNN. I don't think Trump's 12 diet cokes a day is really his health concern. There's not currently compelling evidence that artificial sweeteners increases insulin production. Plenty of real things to criticize other than President's diet.
— Dan Baker (@dankbaker) December 11, 2017
It's bad enough that Trump eats his steak well done with ketchup. But Diet Coke? Really? #CokeZero is where it's at, dude.
— Emily (@AngryPhalanges) December 11, 2017
Trump drinks that much Diet Coke? How the fuck is he moving?
— Wardo Calrisian (@HeySamWarden) December 11, 2017
Well, one thing those diet cokes don't do when trump ingests them, is convert into truth serum.
— Patrick (@PatrickdEstaing) December 11, 2017
No but for real, first news org to report Trump is addicted to cocaine (and/or adderall) should get a pulitzer. We all know it, but I just want the satisfaction of it on a @CNN chyron.
— Kbear Harris 🗽 (@KbearHarris) December 11, 2017
My boss had to have basically emergency surgery last year that can be almost solely attributed to his four 32 oz diet cokes a day
— Carly 🦅 (@nuclearcarly) December 11, 2017
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 11, 2017
quick, someone send Trump 12 more diet cokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Worldwide travel using rewards (@travelmileponts) December 11, 2017
CNN is literally talking about Trump drinking too many diet cokes…… pic.twitter.com/TJi2KvoDcL
— Jody Hood (@_jodyleigh_) December 11, 2017
This is a lot of caffeine for one day…..and I doubt Trump is drinking caffeine-free Diet Coke! Between the tannic acid in the soda and caffeine, what a health nightmare! https://t.co/M8L95EKSxf
— Dawn D (@celestialclocks) December 11, 2017