President Trump tweeted about CNN Thursday after a “Tucker Carlson Tonight” segment exposed how the network allegedly tried to script town hall questions from a student who witnessed the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.
The president tweeted:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2018
The tweet references a segment Fox News host Tucker Carlson did Thursday on how CNN tried to script a question from school shooting survivor Colton Haab for their Wednesday town hall on guns.
Haab told Tucker, “They had taken what I had wrote and what I had briefed on and talked about and they actually wrote the question for me.”
He also said, “Originally I had thought that it was going to be more of my own question and my own say and then it turned out to be more of just a script. And she had actually said that over the phone I needed to stick to the script.” (RELATED: Tucker Interviews Shooting Survivor Over CNN Scripting Questions)
CNN responded to this tweet from its official communications account, writing, “There is absolutely no truth to this story — and we can prove that. CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night’s town hall, nor have we ever. Those are the facts.