Donald Trump Jr. received the ire of CNN via their official Twitter account after he accused the network of staging a photo opportunity with protesting Muslims in London following Saturday’s terror attack.
Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet read, “Not at all surprising at this point. They create the narrative they want to push & sell it at all costs. #fakenews.”
“This is absolute nonsense,” CNN tweeted to Trump Jr. “You are misleading your followers. CNN didn’t stage a demonstration. Those are the facts.”
This is absolute nonsense. You are misleading your followers. CNN didn’t stage a demonstration. Those are the facts. https://t.co/mWQFvw2fS1
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) June 5, 2017
CNN’s tweet linked to a Mashable story that aimed to disprove the story Trump Jr. had linked in his tweet. Trump Jr.’s story regarded a widely-publicized video which showed a CNN news crew organizing a group of Muslims protesting against terror for a photo opportunity.
In the video, Muslims can be seen positioning themselves in front of cameras with protest signs as police usher them along. Following the set-up, CNN aired a live report from the scene with CNN correspondent Becky Anderson.
CNN attempted to refute the story in another tweet, claiming that “This is nonsense. Police let demonstrators through the cordon to show their signs. CNN along with other media simply filmed them doing so.”
In an interview with The Blaze, a CNN spokesman said, “The group of demonstrators that was at the police cordon was being allowed through by officers so they could show their signs to the gathered media. The CNN crew along with other media present simply filmed them doing so.”
According to The Blaze, “CNN has been on top of President Trump’s enemies list – he’s assailed them for what he calls ‘fake news’ stories that undermine his agenda and presidency. The news network has been constantly reporting on new leaks from the government with anonymous sources that tend to damage the Trump presidency.”
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