Former longtime CNN host Larry King on Wednesday slammed his former network for focusing so much on President Trump’s every move that they neglect what he considers real news.
The now-RT America host lamented that CNN, where he hosted a prime-time show for 25 years, made Mr. Trump the story early on in his campaign and never got off the merry-go-round.
“CNN stopped doing news a long time ago,” Mr. King told Fox News contributor and former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez on RT America Wednesday night. “They do Trump. Fox is Trump TV and MSNBC is anti-Trump all the time.
“There [were] vicious winds and storms in the Northeast the other day, not covered on any of the three cable networks. Not covered,” he said. “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.
“I guess it’s to their regret,” he added.
Mr. King’s comments come after CNN President Jeff Zucker recently celebrated the network’s most successful ratings year ever, admitting it was due in large part to their nonstop Trump coverage.