(National Sentinel)Â Media:Â President Donald J. Trump lit into fake news network CNN during a speech at a fundraising dinner Wednesday night, even hinting at one point that he is considering suing the Atlanta-based media company, Breitbart News reported.
According to audio of Trumpâ€™s speech at a private Republican National Committee fundraiser at his own hotel in Washington, D.C., obtained by The Intercept, the president is heard calling top members of CNNâ€™s staff â€œhorrible human beingsâ€ while he verbally mulled a lawsuit over the networkâ€™s many fake news stories.
â€œWouldnâ€™t that be fun?â€ Trump said.
The president also addressed the failing networkâ€™s most recent troubles, most notably a recent retraction of a CNN.com story alleging nefarious ties between former campaign official and fundraiser Anthony Scaramucci and a Russian investment fund, in addition to recently released undercover videos showing a CNN producer and a top political contributor debunking the Russia â€œcollusionâ€ and â€œhackingâ€ narratives.
â€œBoy, did CNN get killed over the last few days,â€ Trump says to loud applause.
Earlier this week James Oâ€™Keefeâ€™s Project Veritas released a video showing CNN producer John Bonifield calling the Russia narratives â€œbulls**t.â€
â€œI mean, itâ€™s mostly bullsh*t right now,â€ Bonifield says. â€œLike, we donâ€™t have any giant proof,â€ he is seen saying on video:
In addition, top political contributor and former Obama administration jobs czar Van Jones is also caught on undercover video dismissing the Russia-Trump allegations, calling it a â€œnothing burger.â€
â€œThe Russia thing is just a big nothing burger,â€ he says.
â€œReally?â€ the undercover media operative replies.
â€œYep,â€ says Jones.
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As reported further by Breitbart News:
In his remarks Wednesday, Trump referred to the Van Jones tapeÂ and asked his audience if he should sue CNN, calling its staff â€” including President Jeff Zucker â€” â€œhorrible human beings.â€
â€œVan Jones â€” you see this guy?â€ Trump said, then mocked him for calling the over-hyped Russia controversy a â€œnothing burger.â€ (RELATED: Obama accidentally exposes Russia HOAX: â€œNo serious personâ€ believes the Russians could â€œrig Americaâ€™s electionsâ€)
â€œThese are really dishonest people. Should I sue them? I mean, theyâ€™re phonies. Jeff Zucker, I hear heâ€™s going to resign at some point pretty soon. I mean, these are horrible human beings.â€
Wednesdayâ€™s comments regarding coming shake-ups at the troubled network were not the presidentâ€™s first on the issue. Earlier in the week he tweeted about â€œbig management changesâ€ coming to CNN:
Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2017
Trump then pivoted back to the possibility of suing the network, which he said has been destroyed by Zucker and other top management.
â€œItâ€™s a shame what theyâ€™ve done to the name CNN. That, I can tell you,â€ Trump said. â€œBut as far as Iâ€™m concerned, I love it. If anybodyâ€™s a lawyer in the house and thinks I have a good lawsuit â€” I feel like we do. Wouldnâ€™t that be fun?â€
Trumpâ€™s perhaps light-hearted, perhaps serious, threat follows a real lawsuit filed against The New York Times by former GOP vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor Sarah Palin last week. As reported by the National Sentinal:
â€œToday, Sarah Palin took a stand against The New York Times Company by filing a lawsuit which seeks to hold The Times accountable for stating that Governor Palin is part of a â€˜sickeningly familiar patternâ€™ of politically motivated violence and that she incited the horrific 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords, a tragedy where the gunman seriously wounded numerous people and killed 6, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl,â€ Palinâ€™s lawyersâ€”Ken Turkel, Shane Vogt, and S. Preston Ricardoâ€”said in a statement.
Filed in Manhattan federal court, the complaint further states that â€œat the time of publication, The Times knew and had published pieces acknowledging that there was no connection between Mrs. Palin and Loughnerâ€™s 2011 shooting.â€
The lawyers are the same legal eagles used by former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan to successfully sue Gawker for defamation, to the tune of more than $100 million.
The Times made their discredited charge within days of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and GOP aides being shot by a far-Left activist and supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
This story was originally published at Trump.news.