President Trump on Tuesday branded news outlets CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, The New York Times and The Washington Post as “fake news” after CNN retracted a story published last week tying a top Trump ally to a Russian investment bank.
“So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC?” Trump tweeted.
“What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2017
Three CNN staffers resigned following the network’s retraction of the story connecting Anthony Scaramucci, a top proponent of Trump, to a Russian investment fund run by a bank controlled by the Kremlin, reports the Hill.
An hour earlier, Trump took to Twitter to promote Fox News host Eric Bolling’s new book, “The Swamp,” by retweeting Bolling’s tweet that says Trump has a copy.
“Good morning friends! ‘The Swamp’ out today. President Trump has a copy… get yours here,” Bolling’s tweet said.
— Eric Bolling (@ericbolling) June 27, 2017
In a Fox News post last week, Bolling lays out four steps Trump should follow in order to “return America to being what it long has been: the place where the rest of the world looks to for freedom, opportunity, and investment.”
In the post titled “Bolling: Why Trump must dare to drain the swamp (and four ways he can do it),” he urges Trump to follow his “business instincts, and treat the Oval Office as if it were a boardroom.”
Bolling then recommends the president remove federally imposed business regulations, arguing that few government regulations “are necessary.”
The Fox News host also says Trump should “reduce foreign aid commitments and focus on two crucial investments in America: our infrastructure and paying down our national debt.”
And finally, he says Trump should “throw all the scoundrels out of Washington and bring in business-oriented individuals to run our government.”