Trump Speaks About Establishing ‘World Wide Network’
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.
See his Tweet below:
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
Trump had in 2017 threatened to shut down NBC and other American networks, saying they peddled fake news.
“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.
Recall that since Trump became president the CNN and Trump has been at logger heads. The president had constantly pushed back against the network, which he had dubbed “Fake News”.
However, the strained relationship between CNN, which had become Trump’s ardent critic over his policies, had become worse following the midterm election, in which Republicans lost the House to the Democrats.
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.
White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, announced that the decision was a result of Acosta’s behaviour, for yanking back when a White House intern tried to take his microphone.
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.
Consequent upon the court order, White House restored Acosta’s press pass, writing in a letter to the reporter that it made a “final determination” to give him back his badge.