In a recent statement, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump termed CNN as “Clinton News Network” alleging that the channel favours his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
“You look at CNN, it’s called the Clinton news network. All day long, Trump, Trump — all day long, CNN, Trump, Trump, such a bad guy,” Trump said on Monday.
“Crooked Hillary they write beautifully about,” he added.
Trump even criticised the New York Times and said “The New York Times is really, really dishonest, and it’s failing. I don’t think they’ll be in business more than two or three years. Look at their numbers. They’re failing”.
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The Republican nominee even refused to do any shows with the channel.”I think their ratings are going to go down really sharply now. They’ve been asking me to go on for months. I won’t do their shows. When people finally realise that I’m not doing their shows they stop watching. That’s what happens,” he said.
However, Trump seemed to be satisfied with Fox News. “Fox has at least been fair. So at some point, at some point we’re just gonna keep barrelling through,” he said.
He also claimed that he would continue to use Twitter and won’t hold back from speaking up. “You know who says don’t use Twitter? Your enemies. Why wouldn’t I use it? Why wouldn’t I — if I have all these millions of people, and it’s a great way to get a message out,” he said.
“So when they write falsely, or say something totally false on the Today Show, or Good Morning America, I’ve put out a tweet. And you’ll see all over television — we have breaking news. I may be tweeting from bed. OK? It’s true. It’s instantaneous. If I put out a beautiful, long, perfectly scripted press release like I did yesterday nobody puts it out. If I put out a 140-character tweet they go crazy. They break into every story. So you got to use it,” Trump added.