Donald Trump slams ‘Morning Joe,’ CNN over ratings

August 2, 2018

President Trump went after morning news shows Thursday, touting Fox News’ ratings while slamming MSNBC and CNN.

Mr. Trump praised Fox News’ “Fox Friends” for “blowing away the competition” in the early morning time slot.

He called “Morning Joe” a “dead show” and also picked on CNN, saying they’re failing because of “too much hate and inaccurately reported stories.”

Wow, @foxandfriends is blowing away the competition in the morning ratings. Morning Joe is a dead show with very few people watching and sadly, Fake News CNN is also doing poorly. Too much hate and inaccurately reported stories - too predictable! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2018

TV Newswer released the ratings of each network’s shows that air in the 6 to 9 a.m. time block. The report noted that “Fox Friends” finished July with the highest ratings for the 201st month in a row with nearly 1.5 million total viewers.

MSNBC came in second with just over a million viewers, and CNN trailed with 504,00 viewers.

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