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Trump slams CNN owner over news coverage, suggests users boycott AT&T

The president complained on arriving in Britain that he had watched CNN "for a short while" as a primary source of US news but turned it off

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US appeared to call Monday for a boycott of in order to force "big changes" at after criticising the cable news network's coverage as he began a visit to Britain.

"I believe that if people stoped using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at @CNN, which is dying in the ratings anyway," he said in a tweet with a spelling mistake.

"It is so unfair with such bad, Fake News! Why wouldn't they act. When the World watches @CNN, it gets a false picture of USA. Sad!" Trump has had a running feud with CNN, which was acquired by earlier this year in a merger with Time-Warner that was unsuccessfully opposed by the Justice Department.

The complained on arriving in Britain that he had watched "for a short while" as a primary source of US news but turned it off.

"All negative & so much Fake News, very bad for U.S. Big ratings drop.

First Published: Mon, June 03 2019. 20:45 IST
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