The White House has stopped sending officials to appear on CNN, a network that President Donald Trump has repeatedly bashed as “fake news,” Politico reported Tuesday evening.
“We’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” an unnamed White House official told Politico.
Politico noted that the last time a representative for Trump appeared on a CNN show was Jan. 8, before the inauguration.
Though the White House will not send a spokesperson to defend Trump on air, the administration will still answer queries from reporters, according to Politico.
Trump has picked on CNN since he was a candidate for the presidency, and his feud with the network escalated after the election. At a press conference in early January, Trump refused to let a CNN reporter ask him a question, labeling the network “fake news.” Then following his inauguration, Trump blasted CNN’s coverage of Inauguration Day, mocked the network’s ratings, and again labeled the outlet “fake news.”
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