CNN takes a stand as Trump plays hardball
CNN is standing up to President Donald Trump in the face of moves by his administration to constrain its coverage.
On February 5, the network declined to put Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, on air to guest in Jake Tapper’s State of the Union despite an offer from the White House.
Meanwhile, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox were able to book Vice President Mike Pence on their shows.
CNN has been accused by Trump of reporting “fake news.”
Following the allegation, administration officials have been sending “surrogates” to appear on the network instead of top caliber officials, a move which a CNN reporter described as a move to “cull” the network “from the herd.”