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Trump Offers Rare Compliment to CNN for Covering RNCs Opening Night

President Donald Trump gave CNN a rare compliment on Tuesday for covering most of the Tuesday nights events of the Republican National Convention (RNC).

“Very appreciative that @CNN covered the vast majority of the Republican Convention last night,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “That was really good for CNN, while at the same time being good for our Country. Thank you!”

Very appreciative that @CNN covered the vast majority of the Republican Convention last night. That was really good for CNN, while at the same time being good for our Country. Thank you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2020

CNN, one of the ratings leaders during last weeks Democratic convention, aired most of the partys program during the evening.

Fox News, however, ran largely on its usual programming on the opening night with occasional inserts of certain speeches including Trumps unplanned one.

It prompted Trump campaign aide Brad Parscale to complain on Twitter: “Cant believe I have to watch the convention on CNN. Unbelievable.”

Trump appeared in two White House segments—one with essential workers telling stories of their work during the CCP virus epidemic, and the other with former hostages in foreign countries who had been freed during the Trump administration.

During the day, Trump complained about spotty coverage by CNN and MSNBC of the roll call vote that renominated him as the Republican presidential candidate.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence
President Donald Trump (L) and Vice President Mike Pence give a thumbs up after speaking on the first day of the Republican National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 24, 2020. (Chris Carlson-Pool/Getty Images)

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