CNN reporter responds to Trump’s suggestion of AT&T boycott

CNN reporter Hadas Gold responded to President Donald Trump’s suggestion to boycott CNN’s parent company, AT&T, saying that it is “completely norm-shattering.”

Her comments come after President Donald Trump criticized CNN upon his arrival in Britain earlier on Monday, calling its coverage of him in the U.K. “all negative” and “so much Fake News.” He also asked “Why doesn’t owner @ATT do something?”

Gold, who works for CNN in London, hit back at Trump for his boycott call.

“A president calling for an economic boycott of one of the largest telecommunications companies because he doesn’t like their news network or that this network is available all over the world is completely norm-shattering,” Gold told anchor John King on “Inside Politics.”

“But not only is this norm-shattering; these tweets only further bolster all of these accusations and theories that were flying around that when the administration first sued to stop AT&T from merging with CNN’s parent company — that was then called Time Warner — that it was all about politics.”

Gold was responding to a pair of tweets Trump had posted earlier in the day.

“Just arrived in the United Kingdom. The only problem is that @CNN is the primary source of news available from the U.S. After watching it for a short while, I turned it off,” Trump tweeted. “All negative & so much Fake News, very bad for U.S. Big ratings drop. Why doesn’t owner @ATT do something?”

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