During an interview Friday night with CNN, former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joked about "CNN fake news" at which point the feed cut out.
Speaking to Erin Burnett, Sanders was responding to a clip of President Donald Trump saying he had not seen reports that his National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had discussed sanctions with Russia before being sworn in.
"Well, I don't know. Maybe he (Trump) was watching CNN fake news. What do you think?...It was a joke," Sanders said.
Soon after, CNN experienced technical difficulties but got Sanders back on the air after a commercial break.
Trump tweeted about the incident, saying CNN deliberately cut Sanders off.
While on FAKE NEWS @CNN, Bernie Sanders was cut off for using the term fake news to describe the network. They said technical difficulties!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
CNN however responded saying Sanders was not cut off and included the transcript of the interview as proof the network experienced technical difficulties.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 12, 2017
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