Ex-CNN host Larry King mocked his former employer earlier this week, declaring that the network “stopped doing news a long time ago” by opting to primarily cover President Trump.
King, who hosted a prime-time show on CNN for 25 years through 2010, told RT America on Tuesday that the network originally covered Trump “as a character” when he was running for president.
“They covered him as a character. They carried every speech he made. They carried him more than Fox News, at the beginning,” King said. “And so they built the whole thing up and the Republicans had a lot of candidates and they all had weaknesses.”
“CNN stopped doing news a long time ago,” King said while being interviewed by another former CNN anchor, Rick Sanchez. “They do Trump. Fox is Trump TV and MSNBC is anti-Trump all the time.”
“You don’t see a story there was vicious winds and storms in the Northeast the other day not covered on any of the three cable networks, not covered,” King noted.
“So when CNN started covering Trump they were the first they covered every speech he made and then they made Trump the story. So, Trump is the story in America.”