Donald Trump Challenges CNN International Coverage for Spreading ‘Fake News’

Originally posted at Breitbart

President Donald Trump continued his ongoing feud with CNN, signaling frustration that their international team portrayed him in a bad light overseas.

“Fox News is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “The outside world does not see the truth from them!”

In response to Trump’s declaration, CNN deployed their #FactsFirst hashtag and apple emoji on Twitter:

.@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!

It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S to the world. That’s yours. Our job is to report the news.  🍎

“It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S to the world. That’s yours,” CNN’s PR department wrote on Twitter. “Our job is to report the news.”

But in January 2017, CNN’s president Jeff Zucker leveled a threat to President Trump in response to his repeated attacks the network, accusing them of publishing “fake news.”

“The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN,” he told New York Magazine reporter Gabe Sherman. “Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake.”

Since Trump’s inauguration, CNN has taken a more hostile tone towards the president and many of his staff.

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An attorney, writer, and political activist in Orlando, Florida, Augustus Invictus is best known as a radical philosopher and social critic. Invictus is a member of the right-wing of the Libertarian Party. He ran for the United States Senate in Florida as a Libertarian in 2016 and formerly served as Chair of the Libertarian party of Orange County.

Invictus earned his B.A. in Philosophy at the University of South Florida in Tampa and his J.D. at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Returning to his hometown of Orlando, he studied leadership at Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business and opened the law firm for which he served as Managing Partner until his retirement from law practice.

A Southerner and a father of five children, Invictus contends that revolutionary conservatism requires a shift in perspective from the exaltation of abstract ideologies to a focus on our families and communities.