President Donald Trump has called on Twitter for the firing of CNN’s president Jeff Zucker. Trump said CNN’s “hatred and extreme bias” towards him made the media organisation “unable to function”.
“Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!” he tweeted. Zucker is currently on six weeks’ leave from CNN to recover from having heart surgery.
AT&T – which recently acquired CNN as part of its Time Warner buy – had no comment.
Trump maintains CNN is focused on its own agenda. The President also criticised NBC News. “What’s going on at CNN is happening, to different degrees, at other networks – with NBC News being the worst.”