President Donald Trump dubbed CNN, MSNBC and Fox News as “Fake News” Tuesday, complaining that the networks were not covering the Republican National Convention’s (RNC) roll call of states.
Three hundred and sixty-six delegates appeared Monday morning in Charlotte, North Carolina to re-nominate Trump, The New York Times reported. The delegates represented 50 states, Washington, D.C. and five territories .
“This is what the Republican Party is up against. Also, I’d like to hear the remarks of the Delegates from individual States, rather than @FoxNews anchors. Ridiculous!” Trump tweeted.
Incredible that @CNN & MSDNC aren’t covering the Roll Call of States. Fake News! This is what the Republican Party is up against. Also, I’d like to hear the remarks of the Delegates from individual States, rather than @FoxNews anchors. Ridiculous!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2020
Fox News appeared to be airing the roll call Monday morning. CNN was keeping a tally of the roll call with a video section as reporters and pundits spoke about the convention, while MSNBC appeared to be discussing the RNC.
The RNC runs from Aug 24 – Aug 27 and Trump will be speaking each night. The convention will be smaller than previous years due to COVID-19, with much of it being virtual. (RELATED: CNN Guest Says RNC Will Be A ‘Major Medical And Political Disinformation Event’)