Over the weekend, CNN once again tried to embarrass President Trump. But this time it did not go well. Sarah Sanders easily put a certain CNN producer in check after he attempted to manufacture news critical of the president.
The kerfuffle all started during the G7 Summit when assistant to the president Dan Scavino tweeted out this photo of negotiations in progress:
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) June 9, 2018
Enter CNN producer Greg Hughes who did not like a picture of world leaders huddled around President Trump. Hughes tweeted out this message:
“Pretty clever visual messaging here from the White House — taking some kind of group signing event and framing it instead to show President Trump seemingly holding court, with the rest of the G7 leaders clustered in around him.”
And that’s when White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders pounced:
Dear @newsbyhughes @CNN,
Congratulations! Once again you are wrong. There is no “some kind of group signing” taking place. It was all negotiations. We were there. You were not. @Scavino45 tweet is 100% factual. Will you retract your “clever” and completely inaccurate tweet? https://t.co/iWhFfByiLn
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 9, 2018
Later Hughes deleted his tweet and apologized:
Earlier today, I tweeted a photo of leaders at the G-7 and mistakenly referred to it as a signing event. The White House says the images were taken during negotiations between the leaders. I was incorrect, have removed the previous tweet, and apologize.
— Greg Hughes (@newsbyhughes) June 9, 2018
What a disgrace. But coming from CNN, I should not be surprised.