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:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 26, 2017
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 31, 2017
Now @CNN is upset that the returns that they have been dying to get their hands on for 18 months are out but it doesn't fit their narrative!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 15, 2017
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.
Wow wasn't expecting this... who are you and what have you done with CNN???
I can only assume they have been hacked.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 7, 2017
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.