CNN issued a correction to President Donald Trump's Twitter tirade on Tuesday morning.
The POTUS tweeted or retweeted four tweets criticizing the cable news network for an inaccurate story -- which CNN had already retracted and apologized for -- reporting that Congress was investigating a "Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials." But while Trump was busy basking in the glory of his least-favorite media outlet's "fake news," CNN pointed out on Twitter that he was actually sharing some of his own.
"Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down," Trump tweeted.
CNN's reply: "CNN just posted it's most-watched second quarter in history. Those are the facts."
CNN just posted it's most-watched second quarter in history. Those are the facts.— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) June 27, 2017
After CNN retracted the article -- which only cited a single, anonymous source -- and disabled its links, three journalists resigned.
According to an article posted by CNN in response to the incident, "These types of stories are typically reviewed by several departments within CNN -- including fact-checkers, journalism standards experts and lawyers -- before publication. This breakdown in editorial workflow disturbed the CNN executives who learned about it."
The network also issued a formal apology to Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's transition team member whom the article linked to the Russian investment fund that the reporters incorrectly said was being investigated by the Senate.
"CNN did the right thing. Classy move. Apology accepted. Everyone makes mistakes. Moving on," Scaramucci responded via Twitter.
See all of Trump's rant against CNN, including a meme he retweeted, below.
Wow, CNN had to retract big story on "Russia," with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2017
Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2017