During a recent trip, President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One and found one of the televisions tuned to CNN, a network that he has repeatedly dismissed as “fake news.”
Trump was not happy, to say the least. The incident caused a “bit of a stir” on Air Force One, according to internal emails obtained by The New York Times.
The flap reportedly solidified a rule that all TVs be tuned to Fox News going forward.
“At the end of the email chain, officials confirmed that tuning the TVs to Fox would be standard operating procedure going forward,” the Times reported.
The television tuned to CNN was reportedly the one used by First Lady Melania Trump. The media speculation ran wild even there was no evidence to suggest it was the first lady who set the channel.
A spokesperson for the first lady, Stephanie Grisham, embarrassed CNN in a statement when they asked about Melania Trump’s TV habits.
"Did you know that every 15 minutes a baby is born with NAS? Maybe you'd like to talk about the 160,000 kids who skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month," Grisham told CNN in a statement. "Seems kind of silly to worry about what channel she watches on TV (any channel she wants btw) or if she heard some recording on the news.”
During a speech at the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Tuesday, President Trump warned people not to “believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news.”
“Stick with us,” he said.
It’s no secret that Fox News is Trump’s preferred source of information. He is a regular viewer of “Fox & Friends” in the morning and has praised the network on multiple occasions.