D’oh! The TV network famously branded “fake news” by President Trump just saw its new anti-Trump poll backfire big time.
CNN’s latest unscientific poll asked more than 3 million people: “Should Trump be investigated for obstruction of justice?”
As of Tuesday afternoon, only 33.6 percent said “yes” and twice as many – a whopping 66.4 percent – said “no.”
Reacting to the CNN poll landslide Tuesday, talk-radio star Rush Limbaugh said: “Can you imagine when CNN staffers saw the results of their poll? I guarantee you that’s the last thing they thought that they would see.”
As WND reported in February, President Trump labeled CNN “fake news” and even precluded his officials from making appearances on the cable giant.
“I don’t watch CNN,” Trump said. “I don’t like watching fake news.”
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An unnamed CNN reported claimed the White House was trying to punish the network and harm its ratings.
“They’re trying to cull CNN from the herd,” the reported told Politico.
Before his inauguration as president, Trump got into a now-famous confrontation with CNN’s Jim Acosta when the president-elect refused to take a question from the reporter, while blasting CNN as “fake news.”
New York magazine reported in late January that Trump’s feud with CNN may have its roots in his personal relationship with CNN President Jeff Zucker, a former NBC president who brought Trump’s TV show “The Apprentice” to the broadcast network.
CNN has repeatedly attacked President Trump in its reporting.
On Saturday, the network defended communist Cuba and blasted the president for reversing former President Obama’s deal with the nation. Trump said he is restricting American travel to the island, cutting back on the flow of U.S. cash to Cuba’s military and insisting on key reforms in Havana.
WND reported just weeks ago that brain-eating CNN host Reza Aslan called President Trump a “piece of sh–.”
In an uncensored and now-removed post on Twitter, Aslan stated:
“This piece of sh– is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”
Aslan later posted an apology for his obscene outburst.
In May, CNN refused to air a 2020 presidential election campaign ad created by the Donald J. Trump for President organization because it included a frame of images of network anchors with the label “fake news” across their faces.
Only hours after the ad was rejected, the Trump campaign organization hit back.
Trump Executive Director Michael Glassner said in a statement that the action by CNN “is censorship pure and simple.”
“By rejecting our ad, CNN has proven that it supports censorship, is biased and fears an opposing point of view,” he charged.
“President Trump’s loyal supporters know the truth: The mainstream media mislead, misguide, deceive, and distract,” he continued, “CNN epitomizes the meaning of fake news and has proven it by rejecting our paid campaign ad.”
The network earlier insisted the “mainstream media is not fake news.”
See the ad:
The president cultivated a no-nonsense attitude toward the media long before delving into politics. In fact, as WND reported, Trump has been unabashedly challenging and confronting left-leaning media for decades. He even walked out on CNN in the middle of an interview.
Days before the Trump Taj Mahal, Trump’s billion-dollar Atlantic City casino, was set to open in March 1990, Trump abandoned an interview with CNN.
A week prior to the CNN interview, Trump blasted financial analyst Marvin Roffman for prematurely predicting to the Wall Street Journal that his new casino would fail. Trump threatened to sue Roffman’s employer, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, unless he apologized or was fired, CNN reported.
When questioned about the alleged dire financial stability of his Atlantic City casinos by then-CNN reporter Charles Feldman, Trump accused Feldman of projecting a biased and negative image of his success.
“Most analysts believe it’s going to be very successful. There are always going to be analysts who say, ‘Well, maybe not, who knows?'” Trump said. “I think it’s going to be so beautiful a building, and it turned out to be so beautiful a building, that everybody is going to come. The world is coming to see the Taj Mahal.”
Despite Trump calling attention to the positive forecasts of his business venture, Feldman proceeded to highlight the gloomy reports surrounding the casino, prompting Trump to grow impatient.
“You aren’t going to talk about the positive,” he said. “You’ll talk about the negative. You want to talk about the negative.”
Feldman persisted in questioning Trump about the alleged dire fate of his enterprise. Trump suddenly announced the interview was over.
“Do the interview with somebody else. Really. You don’t need this,” he said. “Do it with somebody else. Have a good time. Frankly, you’re a very negative guy, and I think it’s very unfair reporting. Good luck.”