CNN Mocks Trump Press Conference With Epic Tweet (Video)

CNN got back at Donald Trump on Thursday after the cable news network was the target of repeated attacks during a bizarre press conference by creatively trolling the president on Twitter.

Turn your sound up and watch President Trump conduct an amazing symphony — er, press conference

— CNN (@CNN) February 17, 2017

The bold move by CNN’s social media team includes various hand gestures from the wild, 77-minute press conference during which Trump dubbed the network “very fake news.”

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“The press has become so dishonest, that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people,” Trump said on Thursday. “The press, honestly, is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control.”

After a 24-minute opening statement that included statements such as, “Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars,” Trump took questions from reporters, who he accused to their faces of pushing “fake news.”

Trump then said he doesn’t watch CNN anymore and took credit for a recent spike in cable news ratings, but then said he watches CNN and doesn’t like the tone.

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“I don’t mind bad stories. I can handle a bad story better than anybody, as long as it’s true,” Trump said. “I’m not OK when it is fake. I watch CNN and it’s so much anger and hatred.”

On Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta said “the fix is in” after Trump only called on conservative news organizations during a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

During Thursday’s press conference, Trump repeatedly pointed at Acosta and promised to eventually call on him. Once he did, the CNN reporter said, “Just for the record, we don’t hate you.”

“Ask Jeff Zucker how he got his job,” Trump said, referring to the CNN Worldwide president who used to oversee Trump’s “Apprentice” reality show.

It will be interesting to see what Trump thinks of CNN’s video.

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Twitter unloads after Trump press conference

In one swing of the mic, US President Donald Trump continued his assault on the media in a bizarre press conference that felt, like his inauguration speech, more like a campaign appeal than an update from America’s commander-in-chief. 

The hastily scheduled 77-minute press conference left many baffled as he continued to talk less about policy and more about his victory over Hillary Clinton, his poll numbers and, predictably, cable TV ratings. 

Trump got plenty of people commenting on social media about his often combative and occasionally puzzling remarks on everything from calling Russia “fake news” and growing tired of reporters’ questions, saying he “inherited a mess” and asking for a “friendly reporter” to telling a Jewish reporter to sit down. Trump also said that his embattled administration is “running like a well-oiled machine.”

People on Twitter, the President’s preferred method of direct communication with the public, certainly had fun and a platform at his expense, with many calling him “unhinged” and even more wondering what they just witnessed. A few of the hits came from Atlantic senior editor David Frum, author JK Rowling, political news source The Hill and even government representatives. 

GOP senator on Trump press conference: ‘He should do this with a therapist, not on live television”

— The Hill (@thehill) February 16, 2017

How many people are watching this and wishing Doc would show up in the DeLorean and take us all back to November 8? #TrumpPresser — Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 16, 2017








“Like a sports press conference with a coach who knows he’s about to be fired.” – @natfrum on the Trump presser

— David Frum (@davidfrum) February 16, 2017

Up until an hour ago, the scariest thing I’d ever watched was Psycho. #TrumpPresser — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 16, 2017








How many people are watching this and wishing Doc would show up in the DeLorean and take us all back to November 8? #TrumpPresser

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 16, 2017

The world after watching the #TrumpPresser just now. — Bushra Siddiq (@bushysiddiq) February 16, 2017








The Congressional Black Caucus, who was called out in the press conference, had this to say after Trump claimed that he was unable to secure a meeting:

Hi, @realDonaldTrump. We’re the CBC. We sent you a letter on January 19, but you never wrote us back. Sad! Letter: — The CBC (@OfficialCBC) February 16, 2017








“Are they friends of yours?” Trump asked a black reporter of the Congressional Black Caucus. #TrumpPresser

— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) February 16, 2017

Overall, Trump didn’t fare well on the platform he repeatedly uses to get his agenda and thoughts out to the public and there is still likely plenty of fallout to come from today’s strange turn of events in Washington DC.

Trump’s anti-press conference would be funny – if it weren’t so scary | Richard Wolffe

If Donald Trump is qualified for any job – and that’s a rather big if, based on this press conference – it’s clear that he wants to be a media critic on Fox News

Watching Donald Trump’s freak show of a press conference, it’s painfully clear that we have all made a terrible mistake.

For the last several months we all thought we were watching the presidential version of Celebrity Apprentice. Trump was going to walk into our living rooms, fire somebody at random, and then happily walk out.

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Seth Meyers Recounts Donald Trump’s “Bat-Sh*t Crazy” Press Conference

President Donald Trump’s administration has been roiled by chaos,” Late Night host Seth Meyers said, the day Trump “doubled down on that chaos by holding a bizarre press conference full of false claims, grievances, and attacks on the media.”
“To set scene for this press conference: in just over three weeks Trump’s White House has been plagued by infighting, legal challenges, messy executive orders, the resignation of his National Security Adviser, and now the revelation…

Seth Meyers talks President Trump’s ‘bats— crazy’ press conference

Celebrities, journalists, and late-night hosts have already shared their confusion over President Donald Trump’s press conference on Thursday. For Seth Meyers, the “bats— crazy” event led him to shred his original Late Night script.

In a clip from Thursday’s episode, Meyers explained that for the episode’s Closer Look segment, his team already had a topic and draft they felt good about — until Trump’s comments forced them to pivot.”

“Then, Donald Trump held what can only be described as a bats— crazy press conference that rendered this script completely meaningless,” he said as he brought out a shredder to destroy the script. “Bye, dead jokes.”

Meyers touched on many of the most cringeworthy moments of the press conference, ranging from Trump’s “ranting and raving” to his defense of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

He also pointed out Trump’s response to reporter April Ryan, who asked the president will meet with the Congressional Black Caucus. Trump fired back at her, “Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours?”

Meyers said, “It’s racist to assume all black people know each other. You don’t know all orange people. ‘Hey Donald, can you set up a meeting with Snooki and the Lorax?’”

Late Night airs on NBC at 12:35 a.m. ET. See the clip above.

Stephen Colbert slams Trump’s press conference: ‘We elected a mess’

President Trump held a wide-ranging press conference Thursday, during which he covered everything from his alleged connection with Russia to his relationship with the media. Earlier in the day, CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “unhinged.” On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert struggled to find a way to describe it.

“It’s kind of hard to characterize the press conference,” the host admitted in a clip from Thursday’s episode. “Words fail me.”

He wasn’t the only one; the show then jumped to a clip of a Fox News anchor saying, “Well, alrighty then,” when Trump finished speaking.

Colbert went on, “He started off by defending the rough start his administration has had by immediately attacking America’s true enemy — anybody but him.”

During his press conference, Trump said that he “inherited a mess.” To which Colbert responded, “No, you inherited a fortune, we elected a mess.”

Tonight! Stephen reacts to President Trump’s first solo #StressConference. #LSSC

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 17, 2017

The Late Show airs on CBS at 11:35 p.m. ET.

Comparing Donald Trump And Barack Obama’s First Press Conferences In Office

President Trump defended his performance during his first four weeks in office and criticized the “out of control” media during a hastily assembled press briefing at the White House on Thursday. Here’s how his first briefing as president measured up to Barack Obama’s on Feb. 9, 2009. Trump’s opening statement was nearly three times as long as Obama’s. Trump: […]