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Would you like to see the Trump News Network?
Be a hell of a lot better than CNN, don’t you think?
Looks like we might get our wish!
Take a look at this:
Here's more, from a great network in its own right, The Hill:
President Trump suggested his administration look at starting its own news network while railing against CNN and the rest of the news media during a speech in Florida on Thursday.
"CNN is a voice that really seems to be a voice out there, and it's a terrible thing for our country. And we ought to start our own network and put some real news out there," Trump said during the speech in The Villages, Fla., on Thursday afternoon.
"They are so bad for our country,” he continued. “They are so bad for our country. I go out there and they say, 'Boy, the media hates your country,' and it's just a shame. It's just a shame. And we really are.”
“We are looking at that,” Trump went on. “We should do something about it, too. Put some really talented people and get a real voice out there. Not a voice that's fake."
A reporter for Voice of America, which is a multimedia agency funded by the U.S. government, responded to the president’s comments on Twitter shortly after.
“Despite his remark, @POTUS should be well aware @VOANews is still around as he has given the US-government operated broadcaster two on-camera interviews and regularly answers questions from me and @pwidakuswara (he responded to her query this morning about the Taliban),” Steve Herman, the White House Bureau chief for the news platform, wrote in a tweet.
Herman also tweeted a statement he attributed to Amanda Bennett, director of Voice of America, on the matter.
“VOA has always been — and still is – – proud of its mission to provide objective, credible news and information to countries around the world that have no other access to it and to tell America’s story overseas,” Bennett said in the statement.
Trump’s comments attacking the press over its coverage of his administration come as House Democrats pursue an impeachment inquiry against his office after he admitted to asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about looking into former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential contender.
Trump sparked headlines last year after making similar comments over Twitter suggesting that the government create its own television network.
At the time, Trump tweeted about the “possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are.”
Ironically, CNN also covered the story:
President Trump, frustrated with news coverage as he faces an impeachment inquiry, suggested on Thursday the idea of starting a new television network.
The suggestion came after Trump attacked CNN, specifically CNN International, at a Medicare event in Florida. Trump said the news network is "so bad" and called it a "terrible thing for our country."
"We ought to start our own network and put some real news out there," Trump said.
Trump added, "We really are, we are looking at that. We should do something about it too. Put some really talented people and get a real voice out there, not a voice that's fake."
Despite Trump's comments, it was not clear whether the White House was seriously looking into launching a network.
A White House spokesperson did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
Trump has been railing against the media over its coverage of a deepening scandal that has prompted an impeachment inquiry and could ultimately imperil his presidency. On Thursday, Trump openly asked China and Ukraine to open investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic candidate for president.
This is not the first time Trump has raged at CNN International. He has previously tweeted his displeasure with the network, falsely claiming it "spews bad information" around the world that embarrasses the United States.
While making his comments, Trump referenced Radio Free Europe and Voice of America, saying "we used to have" the networks, but they are "not working out too well."
It's not clear why the President would make such comments.
You're damn right I'd watch the #45 Network!
Only while they last!