President Donald Trump has suggested the establishment of a national television station to counter what he termed “the unfair and false way” CNNis portraying the country.
Trump, in a tweet, alleged that CNN was not doing great in the US but acknowledged the network “has very little competition” outside the country.
“Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way.
“Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!”
“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their Licence? Bad for country!” Trump said.
There had been no love lost between CNNand Trump since his ascension to the presidency. The president had constantly pushed back against the network, which he had dubbed “Fake News”.
The White House had revoked the press badge of CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, following a heated exchange with President Donald Trump at a press conference on the midterm election.
CNN, however, sued the Trump’s administration, asking the court for an immediate restraining order requiring the pass to be returned to Acosta.
A Federal Judge, Timothy Kelly, ruled in favour of CNN, granting the network’s motion for a temporary restraining order, and ordering the White House to temporarily restore the press credentials of the reporter