Donald Trump’s war with CNN is becoming more intense, as the president is again labeling the network “fake news” and is now precluding his officials from making appearances on the cable giant. In a Wednesday meeting with black leaders at the White House for African-American History month, Trump commented on the “very hostile CNN community.” “I don’t watch CNN,” Trump said.

“I don’t like watching fake news.” “But Fox has treated me very nice wherever Fox is, thank you.”   The Trump administration is also reportedly banning, at least temporarily, its spokespeople and surrogates from appearing on CNN shows. “We’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” a White House official told Politico, acknowledging CNN is not such a location. READ MORE