Trump campaign slams CNN for their cease-and-desist order over a campaign ad


Fake News CNN sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Trump campaign over an ad featuring footage from CNN’s coverage of the government’s response to the pandemic. They’re suddenly worried about fake news.

The network claims it is “deceptive” because it suggests that a CNN analyst agreed that President Trump’s actions over the travel ban saved potentially millions of lives.

“A lawyer for CNN’s parent company WarnerMedia has written a cease-and-desist letter to President Trump’s re-election campaign over the misleading contents of a new campaign ad,” the network announced Monday. “WarnerMedia says the Trump ad is misusing CNN news coverage in a way that’s ‘false, misleading and deceptive.’”


“My administration will take all necessary steps to safeguard our citizens from this threat,” Trump says at the start of the new campaign ad, a coronavirus response-themed ad released Sunday titled “American Comeback.”

The ad then cuts to various critics of Trump’s initial ban on travel from China, including presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who accuses Trump of “xenophobia.”

That criticism is followed by a clip from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussing the stay-at-home and social distancing steps recommended by the federal government and taken by the states.

“Is it accurate that if these steps had not been put in place…it could have been 2 million people down here in the United States?” asks Blitzer. “Yes,” says Gupta as canceled flights show up on the screen.

CNN‘s Brian Stelter says it is misleading because they weren’t referencing the travel ban. The dialogue in the original video supports that, but the President is also responsible for calling for the stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines. The criticism of the overlay of the travel ban suggestion is frivolous, only meant to embarrass the President.

It is also true that Stelter mentions 2 million people were saved and that number was first cited by Dr. Anthony Fauci and he was talking about the travel ban at the time.


In a letter to Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh, attorney Rick McMurtry writes it is “purposely and deceptively” edited to imply Blitzer and Gupta were giving credit to President Trump’s travel ban. [Everyone knows they would never do that.

“CNN hereby demands that you discontinue airing the advertisement with the CNN clip that has been distorted in such a way as to mislead the public.”

It’s a very effective ad. And I have a question about all of this. Why does CNN ignore the travel ban in their reporting? It was the best move the President made. Oh, I remember, their ‘experts’ said it could backfire and they wanted to claim the President was xenophobic.


Murtaugh responded by standing by the ad and slamming CNN for “once again” finding a reason to block a Trump campaign ad. The network “has now rejected multiple Trump ads that are demonstrably accurate,” said Murtaugh, as reported by Stelter.

Honestly, from our point of view, don’t most people see the travel ban as part of the stay-at-home, social distancing issue [which were directed by President Trump]?

Biden has ads filled with lies, and CNN should stop airing them. Maybe CNN should take a look at them at the same time they are slamming the President’s ads.

Watch the ad:

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3 years ago

No matter the big corporate media source, it seems the bigger picture is to create chaos and divide people. The more chaos and divisiveness, the greater the opportunity for the REGRESSIVE ILLIBERAL LEFTISTS to impose their socialist/communist/Marxist/Leninist/Stalinist/Maoist ideology on the people. A united country is more difficult to bamboozle with all their virtue signaling bovine feces. If you are not sure about this thought, look at how President Trump unites people of all social and demographic strata and the corresponding response by the REGRESSIVE ILLIBERAL LEFTISTS. The more united the U.S. of A., the more terrorized the REGRESSIVE ILLIBERAL LEFTISTS become. Frankly, terrorized REGRESSIVE ILLIBERAL LEFTISTS is the only acceptable terror, for if they are not quashed, they WILL terrorize everyone not in their “special” circle, without exception.

Bob S
Bob S
3 years ago

Right on D3F1ANT.
only thing you missed was all the other networks to include Faux (fox) news
they are all full of bull sheet
best advice I can tell you, is believe the exact opposite of what they are saying and you will be closer to the truth

3 years ago

The media are like so-called transgenders. Everyone with eyes or an ounce of common sense can see what they really are…but they scream at us until we agree to help them preserve their absurd fantasy by capitulating with the fantasy. The MSM are simply the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. Nothing more. And they lie even when the truth won’t hurt them because they’re so invested in their fantasy that their (collective) psyche won’t stand the harsh light of Truth and they can’t cope with reality. We don’t want Globalist Communism.