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CNN Cries Wolf, Accuses Trump of Online Bullying

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Donald Trump called Dom Lemon the “dumbest man on television” and now CNN is accusing him of being an online bully.

Is this a joke? The truth hurts sometimes! Suck it up!

The Fake News Network is really forcing this one.

A CNN spokesperson said, “In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name-calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself,” they added,  “Leaders should lead by example.”

The Hill reports:

Trump has been fuming at the media in the wake of several high-profile retractions and an unflattering profile in The New York Times that ran over the weekend, which claimed that the president watches hours of cable news coverage about himself every day.

In a Monday morning tweet, Trump disputed the Times’s report and lashed out at Lemon, a frequent critic of the president.

Trump tweeted, “Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the “dumbest man on television!” Bad Reporting.”

Trump tweeted the day before, “Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out this week by the Fake News Media. They are out of control – correct reporting means nothing to them. Major lies written, then forced to be withdrawn after they are exposed…a stain on America!”

CNN has been aggressive in its criticism of Trump, and many conservatives complain that the anchors and panelists on the network have abandoned any effort to be fair to the administration and instead have taken up an effort to damage him politically.

On Friday, CNN reported that Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., had received access to hacked Democratic emails from WikiLeaks more than a week before they were leaked to the public — an allegation that NBC and CBS claimed to confirm and that was presented as direct evidence of collusion with Russians during the campaign.

CNN later corrected its story to say that someone who was not affiliated with WikiLeaks had emailed Trump Jr. to notify him that WikiLeaks had already published the hacked emails online.

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