Trump's tweet is his latest attack on CNN, which he branded earlier this year as "fake news".
President Trump lamented CNN's global viewership Saturday and suggested that Fox News more accurately covers US current events. The outside world does not see the truth from them!, Trump tweeted. "Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake". Also Trump's tweet spawned a new joke format.
The takeaway? Twitter thinks Trump's continuous threats toward CNN aren't just a nuisance - they're a blow to principles of free speech and press freedom.
"'Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that can not be limited without being lost.' - Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 28, 1786", he tweeted.
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As former FBI Director James Comey reminds us, freedom of the press has always been an important part of American democracy. Norm Eisen, a former chief White House ethics lawyer, suggested that the president's words might hurt his Justice Department's legal case against the AT&T merger with CNN's parent company, Time Warner Inc.
According to trump, broadcasting company FoxNews is more important in the U.S. than CNN, and beyond the state of the latter still remains a leading source of false information, to broadcast.
The president's tweet Saturday is not the first time he's spoken about CNN in terms of the global community. "It's not CNN's job to represent the United States to the world".