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Trump Launches Vicious Attack On CNN Over ‘Purposeful Mistake’, Gets Brutal Response

An enraged President Trump started his Saturday by firing off a series of tweets attacking CNN for making a “vicious and intentional mistake” after the network corrected an erroneous news report related to the Trump/Russia investigation.

In his early morning tweet, Trump called on the news network to fire “those responsible,” and demanded that an ABC reporter who was suspended for a separate erroneous report should be fired as well.

“Fake News CNN made a vicious and purposeful mistake yesterday. They were caught red handed, just like lonely Brian Ross at ABC News (who should be immediately fired for his “mistake”),” Trump wrote. “Watch to see if @CNN fires those responsible, or was it just gross incompetence?”

In a second tweet, the president suggested CNN change their slogan after the report to “the least trusted name in news.”

“CNN’S slogan is CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS. Everyone knows this is not true, that this could, in fact, be a fraud on the American Public. There are many outlets that are far more trusted than Fake News CNN. Their slogan should be CNN, THE LEAST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS!” the president tweeted.

The original CNN report posted Friday claimed Trump’s eldest son received a “head’s-up” email on Sept. 4, before WikiLeaks had made public a cache of hacked documents containing Democratic information. Other media outlets correctly reported that Trump Jr. and other campaign officials had received the email pointing them to the WikiLeaks documents on Sept. 14, after the documents had already been made public. CNN later corrected its report.

A CNN spokesperson said there will not be disciplinary action against the reporter involved, because the reporter used multiple verified sources, following CNN’s editorial process. CNN said it does not believe there was malicious intent involved.

Trump’s latest attack on CNN comes hours after he blasted the news network at a campaign rally for controversial GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama.

Read Trump’s twees and some of the responses below:

Here are some of the responses:

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