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Trump goes wild against ‘Enemy of the People’ media after CNN story

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President Donald Trump has upped his attacks on the
media of late.

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  • President Donald Trump raged against specific figures
    in the US media landscape on Thursday with tweets that attacked
    the press as the “Enemy of the People” after a CNN story came
    under fire.
  • Trump called for the heads of both CNN and NBC to be
    fired over what he sees as poor performance and bias.
  • Trump has been especially critical of CNN, which ran a
    story citing anonymous sources as saying Michael Cohen, Trump’s
    longtime lawyer, had incriminating information on the
    president.
  • Lanny Davis, Cohen’s lawyer, later said he was the
    anonymous source, despite CNN saying in the story that Davis
    did not comment.
  • CNN stands by the story.

President Donald Trump raged against specific figures in the US
media landscape on Thursday with tweets that attacked the press
as the “Enemy of the People” after a CNN story came under fire.

Trump called for the heads of both CNN and NBC to be fired over
poor performance and bias.

“The hatred and extreme bias of me by @CNN has clouded their
thinking and made them unable to function,” Trump tweeted.

“What’s going on at @CNN is happening, to different degrees, at
other networks – with @NBCNews being the worst. The good news is
that Andy Lack(y) is about to be fired(?) for incompetence, and
much worse.” Trump continued.

Trump’s anti-media tirade comes after a pronounced scrape with
CNN over a story in which it cited anonymous
sources
as saying the longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had
incriminating evidence against Trump.

Lanny Davis, Cohen’s lawyer, publicly contradicted the
story
by saying he was CNN’s source when CNN’s
story said specifically that Davis had not commented.

But CNN stands behind the story, and two of its employees

told Business Insider senior politics reporter Allan Smith

the network’s level of commitment to its story is “100%.”

On Wednesday, Trump called Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, who
co-wrote the piece, “sloppy” and a “degenerate fool” in response.
Bernstein fired back on
Twitter that he had spent his “life as a journalist bringing the
truth to light, through administrations of both parties.”

Trump ended his Twitter attacks Thursday morning with a broadside
against the media in general.

“I just cannot state strongly enough how totally dishonest much
of the Media is. Truth doesn’t matter to them, they only have
their hatred & agenda. This includes fake books, which come
out about me all the time, always anonymous sources, and are pure
fiction. Enemy of the People!” Trump tweeted.

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