CNN on Saturday mocked President Donald Trump for tweeting about an interview on the network despite his repeated attacks on it for being “fake news.”
Trump, who is known to have particular ire for CNN and repeatedly attacks the network and its reporters, in a late-night tweet Friday blasted CNN host Don Lemon as “the dumbest man on television” and attacked LeBron James after the NBA star told Lemon in an interview that Trump is using sports to “divide” Americans.
The network’s communications team responded to Trump’s tweet, suggesting that if Trump was watching CNN, it must have been because first lady Melania Trump was choosing the channel.
“Sounds like (first lady Melania Trump) had the remote last night,” the network tweeted. “We hope you both saw the incredible work of (LeBron James).”
The tweet also included the hashtag “#BeBest,” a reference to the first lady’s campaign to crack down on cyberbullying and support American youth.
The tweet makes reference to a recent report revealing that the president lashed out at his aides after seeing his wife’s television tuned to CNN on Air Force One.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) August 4, 2018