Trump Calls for AT&T Boycott to Force “Big Changes” at CNN

(ZH– President Trump and his family might be about to meet Queen Elizabeth II for a historic state visit, but despite the momentous occasion, the president’s mind appears elsewhere, as he has been tweeting at a constant clip since landing in the UK a few hours ago.

In one string of tweets, the president lamented the fact that CNN  – which just announced a round of layoffs at its London office– “is the primary source of news available from the US. After watching it for a short while, I turned it off.”

Trump described the coverage as “all negative & so much Fake News, very bad for US. Big ratings drop.”

Then he asked: “Why doesn’t owner @ATT do something?,” before exhorting Americans to boycott AT&T to force the company, which recently bought CNN owner Time Warner in a deal that was aggressively opposed by the Trump DoJ, to make “big changes” at the cable news channel.

“When the world watches @CNN, it gets a false picture of the USA. Sad!”

Trump’s favorite network, Fox News, isn’t widely available in the UK, and British Sky Television – which was once controlled by the Murdoch family (as are the tabloid “The Sun” and the broadsheet “Times of London”), who still control Fox News – was recently taken over by Comcast after the company outbid the Murdochs. Rupert Murdoch, the family patriarch, founded the pay-TV channel in London back in the late 1980s.

By Tyler Durden / Republished with permission / Zero Hedge / Report a typo

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