President Trump went after CNN over a Florida school shooting survivor's claim that he didn't participate in a CNN town hall because the network wouldn't let him ask his original question and replaced it with a scripted one.
"Just like so much of CNN, Fake News. That's why their ratings are so bad! MSNBC may be worse," Trump tweeted Thursday.
Colton Haab, a survivor of the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school last week, said earlier Thursday that CNN had initially asked him to "write a speech and ask questions" for the town hall but that the event "ended up being all scripted."
He said his question was about using veterans as armed security guards at schools.
"I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions," Haab said.
"I don't think that it's going get anything accomplished," he added. "It's not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have."
CNN disputed Haab's account.
"There is absolutely no truth to this," Richard Hudock, CNN's senior manager of public relations, said in a statement provided to The Hill. "CNN did not provide or script questions for anyone in last night's town hall, nor have we ever."
"After seeing an interview with Colton Haab, we invited him to participate in our town hall along with other students and administrators from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School," Hudock said. "Colton's father withdrew his name from participation before the forum began, which we regretted but respected."
Trump has repeatedly attacked CNN and other networks, including MSNBC, since his presidential campaign and into his administration.
Trump hits CNN as ‘fake news’ over Florida student's claim network gave him scripted question
That one was totally debunked, already.
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Do they have any.....you know.....proof?
The ‘scripted’ town-hall question: A CNN non-scandal
Every Trump allegation about fake news gets proven wrong the moment he mentions it.
The sad part is that millions of idiots (like the poster directly above) actually believe Donald Trump.
They are just too stupid or arrogant or both to realize it.