President Trump praised Fox News and ripped CNN on Saturday, saying on Twitter that the conservative news network is more important than the cable network.
“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. The outside world does not see the truth from them!” the president said in a tweet.
Trump’s tweet is his latest attack on CNN, which he branded earlier this year as “fake news.”
The president has shown a kinder side to the conservative network, however, often tweeting praise of its anchors and stories.
The tweet comes amid tensions over a potential merger between AT&T and Time Warner. The Justice Department allegedly told AT&T to sell off either CNN’s parent company or DirecTV as a condition of approving the merger.
The department formally sued AT&T to block the $85 billion merger on Monday, arguing that it would hurt competition and consumers.