The President took another swipe Friday at the news network, this time by claiming it was unfair to report on an ongoing FBI investigation.
“The Fake News CNN has been very dishonest in reporting on my calls with the President,” Trump tweeted.
“No collusion, just politics as usual!”
The President tweeted the tweets at 8:30 a.m.
EST Friday morning.
The tweets came shortly after CNN aired an interview with the president in which he denied that he has spoken to Comey and his office has not been probing his ties to Russia.
Trump also attacked CNN’s reporting, saying the network was “biased” and “very dishonest.”
“Fake News CNN, they have been very, very dishonest,” Trump said.
“They are very dishonest and they are very bad at their job.
They are very biased.
They have been bad at it.
I have not spoken to the President.”
The President also called out CNN for its coverage of the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“CNN is very biased against me,” Trump wrote.
“I have great respect for CNN.
I want them to stop it.
It’s a disgrace.”
He added that CNN’s reporters are “very bad people.”
CNN has not retracted its story.
“This is very bad news for our country,” CNN CEO Jeff Zucker said in a statement Friday morning, saying it “represents a clear violation of our editorial standards, and it is unfair to our viewers.”
“We are very disappointed with the decision of the Justice Department not to pursue criminal charges against any of our reporters,” CNN’s Senior Vice President of News, Jeff Mason, said in the statement.
“We will continue to follow our sources and their sources.”
CNN’s Brian Stelter called Trump’s tweet “beneath the dignity of our profession.”
“He’s not a journalist,” Stelters tweeted.