CNN’s Chris Cuomo harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s latest attack against the media Thursday morning.
“The president, with all due respect, is once again off on the facts,” Cuomo told his audience. “That’s not something that any of us have any desire to say on a regular basis, but it keeps being true.” (RELATED: Trump Goes After CNN, Sen. Blumenthal)
“Fake news is the worst thing you can call a journalist,” he added. “It’s like an ethnic disparagement.”
“We all have these ugly words for people. That’s the one for journalists. … He just keeps doubling down when the facts don’t favor his position.”
Cuomo repeated his claim during an interview on Sirius XM POTUS’ The Michael Smerconish Program later on Thursday.
“The only thing that’s bothersome about it, is that I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity,” he explained. “That’s what fake news is to a journalist.”
“It is an ugly insult and you better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose and the president was not right here and he has not been right in the past.”