Monday, the long running war between CNN and President Trump continued as CNN accused President Trump of being a cyberbully, because of his tweet about Don Lemon.
Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the “dumbest man on television!” Bad Reporting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2017
CNN responded in a statement by a spokesperson, given to The Hill, “In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name-calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself.” CNN has been perhaps the number one target of the president and his war with the mainstream media. Unfortunately, they have made some mistakes in their coverage of the president recently. Most notably, they got the date wrong on their story regarding WikiLeaks and an email the Trump campaign received. This has given the president new ammunition when it comes to his claims of their false reporting. Still, CNN does raise an interesting question. Is President Trump, in fact, a bully?
Marie Harf calls President Trump a jerk and a bully on Fox News:
Is President Trump a bully? Is his behavior towards people the definition of a bully? Or, is he fighting back against the people who have mistreated him first?