Trump charges ‘fake news’ after CNN producer admits ‘bulls–’ Russia story is about ‘ratings’
PresidentTrumptangled Tuesday withCNNover “fake news” after Project Veritas released an undercovervideofeaturing a producer who said the network is pushing theRussianarrative to improve ratings.
Taking to Twitter,Mr. Trumpsaid that the video “caught Fake NewsCNNcold” and that the network “was “looking at big management changes now that they got caught pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!”
Fake NewsCNNis looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!
The video showsCNNproducer John Bonifield describing the Russian election-interference story as “mostly bulls—” and admitting thatMr. Trumpis “probably right to say, look, you are witch-hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”
Why push the story? “Because it’s ratings. Our ratings are incredible right now,” Mr. Bonifield told a Project Veritas investigator on hidden camera.