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Donald Trump has experienced a particularly rocky relationship with the mainstream media in the course of the past twelve months. However, his ire has been particularly fierce when directed towards the news broadcaster CNN. The mutual antipathy between CNN and the Trump camp hit a fever pitch recently when Trump refused to engage with a CNN reporter at a press conference and accused the network of broadcasting ‘fake news’. Now in the context of this ongoing feud CNN have taken a step which many viewers believe was a step too far in broadcasting a segment about what would happen if the president was assassinated at his inauguration.
Who is the designated survivor at inauguration?
The three and a half minute long segment was entitled “Who is ‘designated survivor’ at the inauguration?” and discussed what would happen if an assassination attempt managed to incapacitate both the President Donald Trump, and the vice president Mike Pence at the inauguration ceremony. CNN claimed that the segment was inspired by the ABC show ‘designated survivor’ which focuses on what would happen if both the president, vice-president and the members of their cabinet were killed in a terrorist attack.
However, many viewers considered the program to be deeply inappropriate and in a very poor taste especially given that a man was arrested only last week for issuing a videotaped threat in which he expressed his desire to kill President Trump at his inauguration. Many viewers have taken to the internet to express their disapproval. On CNN’s official YouTube channel a video of the segment currently has 6000 thumbs down votes compared to a little over 200 thumbs up votes. Some commentators have even taken to reporting the video to YouTube, claiming that it could be interpreted as an incitement to violence against President Trump.
What is certain is that the segment will do nothing to heal the incredibly damaged relationship between the news network and the newly elected President of the United States.
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