US President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to rail against media credibility. On Tuesday morning he tweeted, “Wow, CNN had to retract big story on ‘Russia’, with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!”
He also wrote, “So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing (at)nytimes & (at)washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!”
The CNN story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story was posted on the network’s website Thursday and was removed, with all links disabled, Friday night. CNN accepted the journalists’ resignations Monday.