Trump Praises CNN for Showing the Republican National Convention

Trump Praises CNN for Showing the Republican National Convention

President Donald Trump offered rare praise for CNN on Tuesday following the first night of the Republican National Convention. The President took to Twitter to express his appreciation to the network for showing so much of the event,

Very appreciative that CNN covered the vast majority of the Republican Convention last night,” Trump wrote.

“That was really good for CNN, while at the same time being good for our Country. Thank you!”

The President has more frequently attacked the network as ‘fake news’, but coverage of the RNC appears to have become a sore spot for him, as he’s even taken to criticizing Fox News for its failure to adequately broadcast the event, at least in his view.

Trump tagged CNN in his tweet. Their official communications Twitter account has occasionally replied to his criticism and false assertions about their ratings but it remains to be seen if the network will issue any comment on today’s unexpected praise.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor