President Donald Trump slammed CNN on Wednesday over their widely criticized report from late July, saying that “sloppy” Carl Bernstein — one of the report’s authors — is a man “who lives in the past and thinks like a degenerate fool.”
Trump’s comments come in response to an anonymously-sourced report from CNN that claimed that Michael Cohen was willing to tell Special Counsel Robert Mueller that then-candidate Trump knew in advance of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between several people connected to Trump and a Russian lawyer. Lanny Davis, Cohen’s lawyer, admitted this week that he was one of the sources of the report and that it was not true.
CNN, which has been silent in the face of harsh criticism over the report, quickly responded to Trump’s tweet:
Here are just a few of the thousands of replies that CNN received in response to their tweet:
Trump took another shot at CNN following their response:
The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald explained why CNN’s latest reporting scandal is significant: