A new ad touting the Trump administration’s accomplishments in the first 100 days was censored by Fake News CNN.
The ad, which credited Trump’s achievements, also briefly flashes an image of CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, along with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos and CBS News’ Scott Pelley with the words “Fake News” stamped across them.
In a statement released by the network, CNN said it requested the ad not be aired on their network because it called the establishment press “fake news.”
“The mainstream media is not fake news, and therefore the ad is false,” CNN’s statement reads.
In response to the Donald J. Trump for President campaign’s accusations of ad censorship: pic.twitter.com/0Rbanpf0dn
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 2, 2017
In response, the Trump administration issued a statement saying it was “absolutely shameful to see the media blocking the positive message that President Trump is trying to share with the country.”
Inbox: Trump calls CNN a "fake news station" for censoring its first 100 days TV spot pic.twitter.com/WHfSKPJby1
— Sarah Westwood (@sarahcwestwood) May 2, 2017
“It’s clear that CNN is trying to silence our voice and censor our free speech because it doesn’t fit their narrative.”
President Trump also last week commented on the (fake) media’s refusal to recognize his administration’s achievements:
Mainstream (FAKE) media refuses to state our long list of achievements, including 28 legislative signings, strong borders & great optimism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 29, 2017