CNN mocked President Donald Trump after he sent a strange tweet Tuesday claiming that CNN’s President Jeff Zucker will be “resigning momentarily.”
“Now that we have found out that @CNN is a virtual fraud, rumor has it that Jeff Zucker will be resigining momentarily?” Trump said in a tweet, following a number of attacks against the network from the right-wing Project Veritas.
Now that we have found out that @CNN is a virtual fraud, rumor has it that Jeff Zucker will be resigining momentarily?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019
CNN spokesman Matt Dornic responded simply, saying “lol.”
— Matt Dornic (@mdornic) October 15, 2019
Project Veritas, founded by conservative activist James O’Keefe, has been doing an “expose” series on CNN, releasing footage secretly recorded by a contractor to try to embarrass the network.
In the recordings released by O’Keefe, CNN’s media coordinator Nick Neville was caught saying that Zucker has a “personal vendetta” against the president.
Trump and CNN have had a contentious relationship. Last year, the White House tried to ban CNN’s White House reporter Jim Acosta, resulting in a lawsuit by CNN to restore access to Acosta. (RELATED: CNN Has Become The ‘Hate Trump’ Station, Former Commentators Say)