President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that due to what he considers biased coverage of his administration by CNN, perhaps he will begin a government-run television network to show the world how “GREAT” the United States is, according to The Hill.
"Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way. Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Voice of America (VOA) has existed since 1942 and receives funding from Congress. The network's broadcasts are streamed in the U.S. and internationally.
Trump’s tweets come as his administration continues doing battle with the American press, most recently issuing a set of rules for White House press briefings after Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta tousled earlier this month during a press conference — resulting in the removal of Acosta’s press pass.
During the final weeks of the 2016 campaign, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly spoke casually with a media executive about a potential Trump television network, the Hill noted.
But Trump subsequently won the election.
Since taking office, Trump has continued to rail against coverage of his administration, labeling stories he dislikes "fake news."
He has in recent months ratcheted up his attacks against the press, labeling some outlets and reporters "enemies of the people."