Trump Pounces On News That 3 CNN Staffers Resigned Following Retraction

President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, June 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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President Donald Trump quickly latched onto the news that three CNN employees resigned after the network had to retract a story about the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe.

Trump published a tweet early Tuesday morning blasting CNN as “fake news.”

Trump returned to the topic a couple of hours later, declaring that several other media outlets are also “fake news.”

CNN published a report Thursday that the Senate Intelligence Committee was looking into a Russian investment fund, citing one anonymous source. Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump’s transition team, met with the chief executive of the fund earlier this year. CNN retracted the story late Friday, saying that the story did not meet the network’s editorial standards.

The network then announced Monday that the reporter who wrote the story and two editors would resign.

This post has been updated.

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