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Since President Donald Trump called CNN “fake news” for the first time, the news outlet has faced intense scrutiny.

The president's son, Donald Trump Jr., is one of many on the right who uses his Twitter to barrage CNN.

Here are just a few of the things Trump Jr. has said:

That doesn't scratch the surface of how many shots Trump Jr. has taken at the network, though. But on Thursday, in a turn of events, the president's son said something positive about the media outlet.

After reading an article headlined “Donald Trump — Keeper of Promises,” Trump Jr. guessed CNN was hacked.

He tweeted:

The article Trump Jr. referenced reads in part:

A politician who actually does what he told voters he would do seems almost unfathomable in Washington, a town of broken promises. For Donald Trump, being a president who delivers is especially crucial, since it's one of the golden keys to his so far unbreakable bond with supporters.

The need to live up to that image helps explain why Trump, who is under ever-increasing pressure from the Russia investigation, on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite the widely acknowledged risks.

It was just the latest instance of the President obstinately honoring the bumper-sticker vows he made to his ultra-loyal supporters — even those that horrify the political and foreign policy establishment, media critics and allied leaders.

That's a first for Trump Jr. and a definitive departure from CNN's usual coverage of the president.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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