Donald Trump Forbids White House Spokespeople From Speaking To CNN Because It Won’t ‘Promote’ His Agenda
Donald Trump will not be sending any spokes people to appear on CNN due to the networks lack of promoting the administration’s agenda.
According to a White House spokesperson, they will not be sending Trump surrogates to CNN claiming that the network reports “fake news.” He stated “we’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,”
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that he will not talk to the network: “I’m not going to sit around and engage with people who have no desire to actually get something right.”
A CNN reporter spoke with Politico and said that “the White House is trying to punish the network and force down its ratings.”
“They’re trying to cull CNN from the herd,” the reporter said.
“State of the Union” anchor Jake Tapper said on his show and via Twitter that the White House has declined his invitations to appear.
Following Friday’s executive order signings, Tapper said the network “invited the Trump White House to offer us a guest to provide clarity and an explanation of what the president just did, especially given so much confusion, even within its own government by those who are supposed to carry out this order. The Trump White House declined our invitation.”