President Trump’s second son, Eric Trump, has come to his father’s defense on Twitter, over a comment from a CNN reporter.
The exchange began when President Trump sent out a tweet Sunday morning which said, “With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!”
With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
Soon after, CNN’s head White House correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted in apparent response, “Calling the American news media ‘fake news’ may feel good to some. It may energize the base. But it’s bad for our democracy.”
Calling the American news media “fake news” may feel good to some. It may energize the base. But it’s bad for our democracy.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 16, 2017
Monday morning, Eric Trump turned the tables on Acosta, tweeting, “Suddenly @CNN has a moral compass? Giving the debate questions to your preferred candidate ahead of time—is that bad for our democracy?”
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) July 17, 2017
Eric Trump’s mention of “giving debate questions to your preferred candidate” was in reference to former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile, who was caught leaking presidential debate questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign in advance, while she was also working for CNN. Brazile is now writing a book about her experiences regarding the 2016 presidential election.
Saturday Trump went after liberal political commentator Keith Olbermann who accused him of pocketing charity money.
Last week Eric shot out a message on Twitter in defense of his elder brother, noting that the media “can’t stand that we are extremely close and will ALWAYS support each other.”
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