On Tuesday, CNN went out of its way to cut out any coverage of President Donald Trump's speech at the daily coronavirus press briefing — only devoting time to other members of the task force.
Commenters on social media noticed the omission — and many praised the network for refusing to give the president a platform for misinformation and grandstanding.
Trump’s press conference started. And CNN isn’t showing it. #StopAiringTrump— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1585690836.0
@KaivanShroff @CNN 👏👏👏👏👏 @CNN for not airing Trump’s lies— Brad Beauregard Jr 🇺🇸 (@Brad Beauregard Jr 🇺🇸) 1585691553.0
CNN refused to put Donald Trump on the air today. The minute Trump stopped speaking and one of the doctors started… https://t.co/xW1i2W229q— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report) 1585691853.0
CNN not carrying Trump's briefing live. Good for them. No one stopping them from covering, verifying & reporting ne… https://t.co/Zws8Db058W— James Poniewozik (@James Poniewozik) 1585691032.0
CNN didn’t air Trump doing his one man circle jerk but did cut back to the briefing for the actual experts. That’s… https://t.co/Gfo2JO96rw— john r stanton (@john r stanton) 1585691291.0
Interesting - CNN didn’t show the Trump-thing’s dimwitted babbling and boasting, but they cut back to it when the e… https://t.co/egooTqgunL— Charles Johnson (@Charles Johnson) 1585691392.0