U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday stated in a tweet that the federal government should start its own television network. Trump remarks come shortly after he voiced frustrations with the way CNN has covered his administration.
“Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way. Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
According to The Hill, the President regularly criticizes coverage of his administration, labeling stories he dislikes as “fake news.” He has in recent months ratcheted up his attacks against the press, calling some news outlets and journalists “enemies of the people.”
Trump has had a contentious relationship with CNN in particular since hitting the campaign trail in 2015.