Trump Calls CNN Report "FAKE NEWS"
In light of the surge in "fake news" websites who garner reader attention by reporting on made up stories, Trump called out a recent CNN story as "FAKE NEWS."
Specifically Trump denied CNN's report that he would continue working on the Apprentice while he remained President. CNN reported that Trump would be doing double-duty while President and continuing his work on the Apprentice when they reported,
Trump has used Twitter as his communication tool of choice before and after the election almost as a check and balance on the media's reporting, something he has proved not as trustworthy as we may think this election cycle.
Trump has over 17 million followers on Twitter and keeps a steady stream of communication daily via the tool. CNN has just over 30 million followers on Twitter.
In response to the Apprentice report he also tweeted,
I have NOTHING to do with The Apprentice except for fact that I conceived it with Mark B & have a big stake in it. Will devote ZERO TIME!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2016
President Trump does not by law have to resign all business interests but has hinted that is his intention to assure no conflict of interest.