President Donald Trump was asked last week by CNN White House correspondent Abby Phillip whether he wanted his newly appointed acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, to “rein in” special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump, as one might guess, was not a big fan of the question, and, particularly of late, he’s not one to mince words when he’s got a problem with somebody.
This clip showing his response just made C-SPAN history:
Last week @cspan had 17.2 million organic video views on Twitter.
Most came from this tweet, which is C-SPAN’s most viewed Twitter video ever. It’s the second most viewed video on all of C-SPAN’s social platforms. https://t.co/JKLh0aI5zL
— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) November 13, 2018
As Raju Narisetti, a journalism professor at Columbia University and former editor and executive with the Washington Post and News Corp
, put it in a tweet: “Video exposing revolting behavior drives huge engagement. America, Circa @realDonaldTrump.”
CNN responded by saying that Phillip had asked “the most pertinent question of the day” and that Trump’s “personal insults are nothing new.”
The frosty relationship between CNN and the president won’t be thawing soon. CNN on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking an order requiring the return of a press pass to CNN’s Jim Acosta, who got into a heated confrontation with the president a day after the midterms.
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