A group of conservative street artists reportedly erected an anti-CNN billboard Friday directly across the street from the network’s office building in Hollywood.
The billboard, which is no longer up, read “Keep Korea divided” and featured a photo of CNN President Jeff Zucker with the title “CEO, CNNPC.” CNN was also dubbed the “Communist News Network”on the billboard.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the billboard was created by conservative street art group “The Faction” in response to CNN’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s second nuclear summit with North Korea.
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“When Trump speaks glowingly of Kim Jong Un it’s a tactic,” a member of The Faction told THR. “Zucker and his journo-activists know this, but are more than willing to try to torpedo the summit — the future of the long-suffering North and South Korean people be damned.”
The president met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam last week to discuss a potential denuclearization deal. During a press conference at the conclusion of the summit, Trump told reporters that Kim assured him he had no prior knowledge of the torture of American college student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned by the regime in 2016. (RELATED: Otto Warmbier’s Parents Blame Kim’s ‘Evil Regime’ For Son’s Death After Trump Denies Direct Responsibility)
“He felt badly about it,” Trump said about Kim. “I did speak to him. He felt very badly. He knew the case very well but he knew it later, and you know, you’ve got a lot of people, a big country, a lot of people and in those prisons … But he tells me, he tells me that he didn’t know about it and I will take him at his word.”
CNN slammed Trump for his comments. They seemed to strike a softer tone on North Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics, during which they fawned over Kim’s sister.
CNN did not comment on the billboard.