President Trump Calls on AT&T to ‘Do Something’ About CNN

By A.J. Katz Comment

Minutes before arriving in London this morning for his three-day diplomatic visit to the U.K., President Trump proceeded to go into attack dog mode on Twitter. He sent out consecutive tweets concerning his arch nemesis CNN, expressing his displeasure about how the AT&T-owned network is the only American news source available where he is.

He calls out AT&T, telling the company to “do something” about CNN.

Minutes later, he calls on Americans to stop subscribing to AT&T, and if they were to do so, the company “would be forced to make big changes” at the news network.

The frustration likely stems from a discussion on CNN New Day about a remark he made in an interview with Rupert Murdoch’s Sun tabloid over the weekend, where he referred to Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle as “nasty.” The president denied referring to her as “nasty” in any way, despite audio evidence to the contrary.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman:

This is a classic of the Donald Trump genre. He’ll say something that could be interpreted in two ways. He could say she’s personally nasty or her comments were nasty. He wasn’t clear. Instead of owning it he torches anyone who notes it and says he didn’t do it in the first place. Then people talk past each other as to what he meant. He clearly said it. He was responding to something she had said two and a half years ago that he appeared surprised by. He did use the word nasty. He has a habit of saying that things didn’t happen when there isn’t audio or video. Sometimes he does it when there is.

During Trump’s interview with the British tabloid, he was told that Markle isn’t a fan of his and voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Trump said he hadn’t been aware of this.

“I didn’t know that. What can I say? I didn’t know that she was nasty,” he said.

The president went on to say that he was glad she had joined the royal family and he believed she would make a “very good” princess.

“It is nice, and I am sure she will do excellently,” he said.

While the Royal Family has been welcoming towards the President Trump, FLOTUS, and the rest of the U.S. delegation, not everyone has been as welcoming.

The Comcast-owned Sky News mocked Trump’s arrival in the country.

London mayor Sadiq Khan wrote an op-ed for The Guardian with the headline: “It’s un-British to roll out the red carpet for Donald Trump.”

When catching wind of the story, the president responded by calling the mayor “a stone cold loser.”

Khan’s response to Trump:

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