Donald Trump wants to help turn CNN into a “gold mine” after years of attacking the network and calling it “fake news”.
In a post on his Truth Social app on Sunday, Trump lashed out at Fox News for “pushing the Democrat agenda” and offered to help CNN with its ratings if the network becomes more conservative.
“Wow! Fox News is really pushing the Democrats and the Democrat agenda. Gets worse every single day. So many Dems interviewed with only softball questions, then Republican counterparts get creamed,” Trump wrote. “If ‘low ratings’ CNN ever went Conservative, they would be an absolute gold mine, and I would help them to do so.”
Trump’s offer comes amid reports that CNN is trying to become more politically neutral and less critical of the former president under new management.
The offer also comes after Trump spent years attacking the network as “fake news” during his time in the White House and was combative with the network’s reporters. At times during his tenure, Trump flat out refused to take or answer from the network’s White House reporters. In 2018, the Trump White House took the unprecedented step of suspending the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after a testy exchange with the president.
Also, just weeks ago Trump threatened to sue CNN for dismissing his claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election. Though he never actually went through with it, he still fundraised off the non-existent lawsuit.