On Wednesday, CNN political analyst Brian Karem attacked President Donald Trump for his tweet criticizing the media for its overwhelmingly negative coverage of his administration, saying that the president needs to “shut up and take your medicine.”
Karem’s sharp comment came in response to a tweet from Trump slamming the “fake news” for its one-sided coverage of him.
“The Fake News is working overtime,” Trump wrote. “Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?”
Karem, clearly triggered by the president’s comments, and sidestepping the issue of the numerous false reports CNN has published on Trump, responded: “Take your lumps like a man, I mean for heaven’s sake every president faces this,” he said.
“Shut up and take your medicine,” he added. “Act like a man, for heaven’s sake, every president takes criticism.”