President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner met with a senior Time Warner executive recently to complain about CNN’s coverage of the administration, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing sources.
In a meeting at the White House, Kushner complained to Gary Ginsberg, executive vice president of corporate marketing and communications at parent company Time Warner, about what he felt “is unfair coverage slanted against the president.”
He has also pushed the issues with other Time Warner executives, including CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, the report continues.
But a CNN spokeswoman said, “Our journalism has never been stronger as we continue to hold the administration’s feet to the fire. Those are the facts.”
“It’s no secret that the President and his team have been critical of CNN’s dishonest coverage of the President both during the campaign and since his inauguration, and it’s obvious their ratings have suffered as a result,” the White House official said.
The CNN spokeswoman rebuffed it, “Once again, the White House has their facts wrong. CNN’s ratings are up 50%.”
Today, Trump went after CNN anchor Don Lemon for the “hatred and venom” allegedly coming from his mouth on his primetime show.