After internet falls in love with bullied boy, CNN hijacks his story … to slam POTUS

CNN just can’t resist the urge to make even the most non-political stories all about them.

Americans were moved by a viral video about Keaton Jones, an 11-year-old from Tennessee who told his mom about the bullying he faces at school everyday.

In response, a number of celebrities–including Donald Trump, Jr.–reached out with lavish offers.

Keaton’s story provoked widespread discussion on the issue of bullying. CNN on Monday alluded to the Keaton Jones in a sharp critique of President Trump.

The network’s statement read:

“In a world where bullies torment kids on social media to devastating effect on a regular basis with insults and name calling, it is sad to see our president engaging in the very same behavior himself. Leaders should lead by example.”

CNN was directly responding to a Monday morning tweet for the President in which he scolded the media for faulty coverage and took a sarcastic job at CNN anchor Don Lemon.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/940223974985871360

President Trump in turn was referring to a New York Times story that claimed he watches copious amounts of television, is late to his early-morning meetings, and drinks 12 Diet Cokes a day.

The President was critical of various instances of false or misleading coverage in the mainstream media last week, including disproven reports that Donald Trump Jr. received an email with allegedly stolen DNC documents before they were made public.

Subsequent reporting by the Washington Post showed that the email was sent after the information was already publicly available.

Many of the President’s supporters stood by him on social media.

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