Trump on Philippines Visit: I Was Forced to Watch 'Fake' CNN

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November 15, 2017

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was forced to watch CNN while visiting the Philippines, one stop during his 11-day Asia trip.

Trump sent out a series of tweets reflecting on his Asia tour, which he called a "long but successful trip" that helped the United States be "respected again in Asia."


He then tweeted his praise of Fox News' "Fox and Friends," saying the show will be "showing much of our successful trip to Asia, and the friendships & benefits that will endure for years to come!"

He characteristically didn't have the same praise for CNN. "While in the Philippines I was forced to watch CNN, which I have not done in months, and again realized how bad, and FAKE, it is. Loser!" Trump tweeted.

Trump has praised "Fox and Friends" several times on his Twitter account for its favorable coverage of his administration and has even said it is one of  his favorite shows to watch on the network.

He has also blasted CNN several times, referring to the network as "fake news," a term he started using during the presidential campaign to go after news outlets he argued were unfairly and inaccurately critical towards his campaign and administration.