Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trump Spox Dumps On CNN's Ratings

Sebastian Gorka, President Trump's deputy assistant, mocked CNN's ratings on its morning program "New Day" on Tuesday, stating in a contentious interview with co-anchor Alisyn Camerota that "more people watch Nick at Nite cartoons than CNN today."

According to The Hill, the interview started out cordially as the two discussed Iraqi forces defeating ISIS to win back the city of Mosul, the country's second-largest city.

But matters soon got heated when Camerota pivoted to the Trump administration and Russia.

Camerota asked Gorka if he thought it was a good idea for Donald Trump Jr. to take a meeting with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin.

Gorka responded by asking Camerota if it was "a good idea for the [Democratic National Committee] to send its operatives to the Ukrainian Embassy?”

"Is it possible that your team is obsessed with the Clintons?" Camerota shot back.

"No. We’d like you to actually do your job. You aren’t in the news business anymore," Gorka replied. "You used to be. You are in the attacking President Trump business. And it’s sad. It’s really sad."

The 46-year-old Gorka also jabbed CNN's ratings.

Recent ratings have shown Fox News and MSNBC at No. 1 and No. 2 in basic cable, respectively. CNN ranks at No. 13, behind Nickelodeon, which airs the Nick at Nite programming block nightly starting at 10 p.m.

“The amount of time you spend in desperation on a topic that has plummeted you to 13th place in viewership ranking across America, more people watch Nick at Nite cartoons than CNN today,” Gorka said.

“Our ratings are doing just fine,” Camerota said. “If you want to go there, our ratings are doing just fine.”

“Nick at Nite is [in 11th place],” Gorka said. “More people are interested in cartoons!”

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