CNN slammed for headline about Trump eating ice cream during airstrike news
CNN Politics got slammed on Twitter after they posted a headline saying, "President Trump dined on ice cream as news of the airstrike broke." The report on CNN was about what was going on, on Trump's side, as the airstrikes took place and the news came out about it.
Of course, after posting the headline focused on ice cream, online critics ran off to the races with it, slamming the publication for it.
After reading the article, it seems like someone at CNN may have been trying to get some extra eyes on the story - and it worked.
People looked and people commented!
Here's their post and some of the funny replies they received.
Meanwhile, the story on CNN's website was titled "This was the scene at Mar-a-Lago as the news of the strikes broke" and no, it was not entirely focused on ice cream, but it was mentioned once - as was meatloaf... the food, not the singer.
Here's what CNN's article actually said:
As news broke that the US struck and killed Qasem Soleimani, President Trump was dining at his Mar-a-Lago club, surrounded by old friends and others like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
As meatloaf and ice cream were served, the Pentagon confirmed that the US was behind the strikes, the only statement from the administration throughout the night.
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Putting this airstrike in perspective: The scene Friday was similar to the one after Trump gave the order for American forces to carry out the missile strike on a Syrian airfield in the spring 2017.
After that strike, Trump went into great detail about the chocolate cake he had with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was there for ga summit, when he informed him about the series of tomahawk missiles.
"I said, Mr. President, let me explain something to you — this was during dessert,” Trump said at the time. “We’ve just fired 59 missiles, all of which hit, by the way, unbelievable, from, you know, hundreds of miles away, all of which hit, amazing. Brilliant. It’s so incredible. It’s brilliant. It’s genius.”
Either way, it was somewhat hilarious that CNN's Twitter post mentioned the ice cream at all - as if it matters.