Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump told a detailed story about CNN in a private meeting with US diplomats at the United Nations last week.
According to leaked audio, Trump said that CNN had built a special studio for a September special congressional election in North Carolina’s 9th District, a “beautiful” studio that cost maybe “$2 million,” and planned to keep it up for “weeks.” But when the Republican candidate won, Trump said, CNN dismantled the studio on election night, not wanting to report on the outcome.
Except…CNN did not build so much as a little set in North Carolina, let alone a seven-figure studio. It simply sent reporters to cover the two candidates. The President made this whole thing up.