November 2, 2018

How CNN plays into Trump's hand

The Hill -CNN President Jeff Zucker said his network's audience would dwindle if its news programming shifted away from covering President Trump.

In an interview published in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Zucker said the reason why CNN spends much of the day reporting on Trump's day-to-day activities and his rhetoric is viewer demand.

Zucker said he wants CNN to be a home for both supporters and opponents of the president, despite harsh criticism of the news outlet from Trump and other Republicans.

“On MSNBC, you rarely hear from people who do support Trump," Zucker said. "We want to be home to both those points of view."

"It is true some of these folks are not very good with the facts, but that’s OK in the sense that it’s our job then to call them out," he added.

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