President Donald Trump yesterday proposed creating a government-run TV network that would broadcast globally to show the world how great America is.
Trump pitched the state-run network as an alternative to CNN. “Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!”
Law professor Richard Painter, who was the chief White House ethics counsel in the Bush administration from 2005 to 2007, tweeted that Trump’s proposed network sounds “Just like Pravda, the Reich Propaganda Ministry and other fine examples of state-run media.”
Trump continued to rail against the press today, complaining about news coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential links between the Russian government and Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign.
“The Fake News Media builds Bob Mueller up as a Saint, when in actuality he is the exact opposite,” Trump wrote, claiming that Mueller “is doing TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System.”