Trump Gets Fact-Checked In Real Time After Calling CNN ‘Fake News’ Again


Alleged president Donald Trump isn’t have a very good day so he’s lashing out at a network again. Maybe he unleashed mean-girl tweets because he found out his border wall will cost double than what he thought it would cost.

“While on FAKE NEWS @CNN, Bernie Sanders was cut off for using the term fake news to describe the network. They said technical difficulties!,” Trump falsely claimed.

CNN responded, “@realDonaldTrump False. Transcript from @ErinBurnett intvu w @SenSanders. He was not cut off. Those are the facts.”

During an interview Friday night, Bernie Sanders was asked to respond to a clip of Trump saying he hadn’t seen reports that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had discussed sanctions with Russia before the inauguration. That’s something that could land Flynn in a lot of hot water, more than he can possibly imagine.

“I don’t know about that. I haven’t seen it. What report is that?” Trump asked in the clip.

Sanders was asked if he thought it was “problem” that Trump said he hadn’t even seen any of those reports.

“Well, I don’t know. Maybe he was watching CNN fake news. What do you think?” he asked.

“It was a joke,” Sanders added.

CNN’s Erin Burnett responded, “I know it was a joke. I’m saying, you don’t buy what he said, obviously?”

The connection was lost, so Burnett said:

“It looks like we’ve lost connection with Sen. Sanders. So let’s just try to get that back up. Do we have him back? OK. So what we’re going to do is take a break, I don’t want to waste our time, we only have the senator for a few minutes, we’re going to take a break, we’re going to come back and continue our conversation with Sen. Sanders.”

After the break, Sanders was on the air for nine minutes more. None of what Trump or Infowars is suggesting actually happened.

Here’s the video:

CNN’s Brian Stelter weighed in.

CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted:

Trump has repeatedly called CNN ‘fake news’ so Sanders was obviously taking a jab at Trump. It looks like Trump (again) got his false information from the conspiracy site Infowars. Imagine if former President Barack Obama got his news from conspiracy sites.

Trump’s statement was rated ‘false’ by Politifact.

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