He's gone after everyone from theeditors of TIME to theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau. As of Saturday evening, the site was unavailable due to technical difficulties.
Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to declare Fox News "is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN", adding that CNN represents the United States poorly to the world. "The outside world does not see the truth from them!"
But this time after he blasted the news network, CNN fought back in a tweet that drew twice as many retweets and tens of thousands of more Twitter likes as the president's rant. "Our job is to report the news".
According to trump, broadcasting company FoxNews is more important in the USA than CNN, and beyond the state of the latter still remains a leading source of false information, to broadcast. To those who follow Comey's semiregular Twitter activity, his tweets are subtle jabs at political leaders, particularly at the one who fired him. Soon thereafter several of CNN's top journalists came to the defence of their colleagues in their global wing. CNN's Christiane Amanpour would know - she tweeted a video of herself running away from the sound of bullets while reporting overseas.
CNN global was prompt in replying back.
Comey also may have violated his employment agreement for leaking the memo, but was already out of a job by then.
Russian president Vladimir Putin recently signed a law that will make foreign media outlets like CNN International register as "foreign agents". By undermining CNN journalists overseas, the president is directly attacking their "freedom and even safety".
"'Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that can not be limited without being lost.' - Thomas Jefferson, Jan. 28, 1786", he tweeted.
Just days earlier, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, alleging the merger would hurt Americans by creating a media monopoly that would "substantially lessen competition, resulting in higher prices and less innovation for millions of Americans". Given the context, Trump's attack on CNN seems particularly timely.
Joe Scarborough ignored the president's message and instead thanked CNN for sending the message that America "still has a vibrant, free press". However, they negatively represent the country in the world.