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MEDIA COLLUSION: Trump Says Networks ‘GOT SCAMMED’ by Russian Agents

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.21.18

President Trump called-out the mainstream media and left-wing networks Tuesday evening, slamming CNN and MSNBC for their role in covering a Russia-backed anti-Trump event in New York City just days after the 2016 presidential election.

The President vented his frustration with the liberal outlets on social media, saying “bad ratings” drove both networks to give the Kremlin-linked protests “wall-to-wall” coverage; broadcasting the ‘Trump is NOT My President’ protest for hours.

“Bad ratings @CNN & @MSNBC got scammed when they covered the anti-Trump Russia rally wall-to-wall. They probably knew it was Fake News but, because it was a rally against me, they pushed it hard anyway. Two really dishonest newscasters, but the public is wise!” Trump tweeted.

The media’s role in publicizing the rally made national headlines this week, following special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent indictment that showed multiple Russian nationals were involved in organizing and promoting the anti-Trump event.