Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, has been an outspoken critic of the news media, particularly CNN. On Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, he took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the cable news giant’s decision to bring in “wacky” Bill Maher as a contributor.
In a tweet, Trump wrote, “CNN just announced they are bringing on the very untalented and highly unstable Bill Maher as a contributor. What a joke! Only one person can save CNN, and that’s me!”
The tweet was in response to an announcement from CNN that they had signed Maher to a three-year deal as a contributor. Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”, is known for his often controversial and polarizing opinions.
Trump has long been a critic of CNN, often referring to it as “Fake News” and “the enemy of the people”. He has accused the network of bias and of being “very unfair” to him and his supporters.
Trump’s tweet was met with both support and criticism. Some of his supporters praised him for speaking out against CNN and Maher, while others accused him of trying to stifle free speech.
Maher responded to Trump’s tweet with a tweet of his own, writing, “Hey Donald, I’m not the only one who can save CNN. The people who work there can do it too.”
The controversy surrounding Maher’s hiring has highlighted the ongoing debate over the role of the news media in a democracy. Many argue that the media should be allowed to report without fear of retribution from the government. Others argue that the media should be held accountable for its reporting, and that it should be allowed to express opinions without fear of government interference.
It is clear that Trump’s tweet was intended to send a message to CNN and other news outlets. It is also clear that he is not a fan of Maher’s opinions. Whether or not his criticism of CNN will have any effect on the network’s decision-making remains to be seen.
In the meantime, Maher will continue to be a contributor to CNN and will likely continue to express his often controversial opinions. Whether or not Trump’s criticism will have any effect on the cable news giant’s decision-making remains to be seen. However, it is clear that the President is not a fan of Maher’s opinions, and it is likely that his criticism will continue.