Donald Trump proposed creating a “Worldwide Network” to counter CNN and “show the World the way we really are, GREAT!” Trump raised the possibility in a series of tweets Monday.
“Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way,” Trump wrote. “Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!”
The AP notes: “It wasn’t immediately clear what he meant. The U.S. government already operates Voice of America, which last year reached some 275 million people worldwide with news reports from the United States available on television, radio, online and social media.”
CNN did not immediately comment on the Trump tweets.
The AP adds: “It wasn’t known why he was focusing on CNN’s worldwide reach. CNN International is the most widely distributed television news network overseas, with BBC World News second.”