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.


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Trump tweeted about the incident, saying CNN deliberately cut Sanders off.

CNN however responded saying Sanders was not cut off and included the transcript of the interview as proof the network experienced technical difficulties.

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