A multinational pay television broadcaster allegedly spread incorrect information about the head of the United States staying indoors on his own due to a deadly Asian disease.
CNN has been accused of reporting false news about the president isolating himself at his official residence due to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus. President Donald Trump confirmed the report was completely wrong and fabricated.
“I hear that fake news [broadcaster] CNN just reported that I am isolated in the White House, wondering out loud, ‘When will life return to normal,'” he said on Twitter. “Does anybody really believe that? There was no leak, they made it up—they are corrupt and fake news.”
The president suggested the broadcaster prematurely jumped to its conclusion that he was affected by the CCP Virus because he was busy working on containing the disease and could not be reached for a whole day.
“I have been packed all day with meetings, I have no time for stupidity,” he said on Twitter. “We are working around the clock to keep America safe.”
The broadcaster did not apologize for its error and instead responded to the president’s remarks on social media by demanding medical supplies for primary health care workers and the general public.
“The public needs tests, the sick need ventilators, health care workers need personal protective equipment,” CNN Anchor Jake Tapper said on Twitter.
President Trump previously accused CNN of trying to keep the nation shut down, for as long as possible, to prevent the incumbent from winning another four years in the Oval Office at the general election on Nov. 3.
“The lame stream media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success,” he said on Twitter.
However, Tapper rejected the theory as “just complete and utter nonsense.”
“We are reporting on what top health officials in the Trump administration are saying so as to responsibly deal with the pandemic and save lives,” he said on Twitter.
The president shared a similar sentiment after CBS News Washington correspondent Paula Reid used a press conference to argue “lawmakers and economists on both sides of the aisle” believe it would be premature to reopen the economy on the Easter long weekend.”
“The media would like to see me do poorly in the election,” he said on a video shared by Media ITE. “I think there are certain people who would like it to not open so quickly, I think there are certain people that would like it to do financially poorly because they think that would be very good as far as defeating me at the polls.”
The president said the effort would ultimately fail since the general public wishes to return to normal.
“The real people want to get back to work as soon as possible,” he said on Twitter. “We will be stronger than ever before.”