CNN hosts Jake Tapper and Don Lemon have responded after Trump blasted CNN over declining viewership.
Trump issued a statement Tuesday calling CNN’s ratings “down 70%,” a “wonderful thing to see!”
Trump also issued a statement Monday on the topic, writing “CNN and MSNBC are both down big, but so are they all!””
ICYMI: Ratings Alert: CNN’s ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper’ has shed a staggering 75% of its audience since January (when Trump left D.C.)
"CNN and MSNBC are both down big, but so are they all!" pic.twitter.com/zpf4Ja8n1t
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) June 28, 2021
CNN anchor Jake Tapper has now responded to Trump by tweeting “If I had incited and inspired a deadly insurrection and attempt to undo American democracy I might not be out there bragging about how many viewers it had. On any channel. But maybe that’s just me, I’m a different breed of cat.”
Matt Dornic, CNN’s head of strategic communications wrote “Imagine that. People are vaccinated, no longer terrified, and out enjoying their lives. If the trade-off is that every news net’s ratings are down, I’ll take it.”
Senior CNN reporter Oliver Darcy argued the ratings decline of CNN is not happening in a vacuum and Fox News has also declined in viewership.