White House deputy assistant, Sebastian Gorka, has become a critic of CNN, calling them “fake news” and accusing the network of bias against President Donald Trump to get ratings. Gorka told host Anderson Cooper Wednesday that he’s “sad to see CNN fall to this. I know you want salacious, sensational coverage for ratings … but that’s not media.”
Cooper asked if the White House was in crisis mode after Donald Trump Jr.’s email chain showed he met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in 2016 for opposition research on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“The president is a steam locomotive that will not stop. It’s just fake news,” said Gorka.
Gorka called the media “the fake news industrial complex,” and asked Cooper how many minutes they had wasted on Russia during the interview.
“Are you a TV producer now,” asked Cooper. “You’re concerned about how many minutes — Do you have somewhere else to go?”
Gorka continued his assault on CNN’s low viewership, saying, “Tucker Carlson get’s 4 million viewers, you barely scratch 800,000.”
“Let’s let the viewers judge, who decided that you are now 13th place in national ratings behind ‘Nick At Nite’ which is at 11,” said Gorka.
Watch the heated interview below: