President Trump lashes out at CNN when he is unable to watch "Fox & Friends" in London

Fox News stopped broadcasting in the United Kingdom nearly two years ago as a result of low ratings

By Travis Gettys
June 3, 2019 8:36PM (UTC)
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This article originally appeared on Raw Story
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President Donald Trump whined about TV offerings shortly after arriving in the United Kingdom for a state visit.

The president fired off a pair of tweets attacking London mayor Sadiq Khan before landing, and then leaned on CNN’s parent company to “do something” about the network’s coverage of his administration.

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"Just arrived in the United Kingdom,” Trump tweeted. “The only problem is that @CNN is the primary source of news available from the U.S. After watching it for a short while, I turned it off. All negative & so much Fake News, very bad for U.S. Big ratings drop. Why doesn’t owner @ATT do something?”

Trump reportedly pressured his former economic adviser Gary Cohn to order the Justice Department to block AT&T’s acquisition of CNN parent company Time Warner, but he reportedly ignored the president’s directive.

“I believe that if people stoped [sic] using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at @CNN, which is dying in the ratings anyway,” Trump tweeted. “It is so unfair with such bad, Fake News! Why wouldn’t they act. When the World watches @CNN, it gets a false picture of USA. Sad!”

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Trump typically starts his days watching “Fox & Friends,” but Fox News stopped broadcasting in Britain nearly two years ago due to low ratings.


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