This weekend, CNN had leftwing darling Bernie Sanders on to talk about whatever it is socialists like to talk about. When interviewer Erin Burnett asked for the senator’s thoughts on President Trump’s claims that he had not seen reports about his national security advisor Michael Flynn speaking to the Russians about sanctions, things got interesting.
Burnett asked Sanders if that was “a problem.” Here’s what happened next.
“Well, I don’t know. Maybe he was watching CNN fake news. What do you think?”
“You don’t buy it?” Burnett said.
“That was a joke,” Bernie deadpans.
Burnett: “I know it was a joke. I’m saying, you don’t buy what he’s saying, obviously.”
Burnett: “Yes. I’m sorry, senator, I’m saying you obviously don’t buy what he said. You believe that he has seen these reports. I mean, to your point.”
Bernie: “I’m not — are we on?”
Burnett: “It looks like we’ve lost connection with Senator Sanders. So let’s just try to get that back up. Do we have him back? OK. So what we’re going to do is take a break.”
The president, never one to miss a chance to tweet about the media, weighed in.
While on FAKE NEWS @CNN, Bernie Sanders was cut off for using the term fake news to describe the network. They said technical difficulties!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
This isn’t the first time “technical difficulties” have happened when things don’t quite to CNN’s way; in fact, it happens quite often. The thing is, CNN is supposed to be the premier name in 24-hour news and has been around long enough to not have technical difficulties so often.
Coincidence? You be the judge.