President Trump called CNN staffers “horrible human beings” this week during a Republican National Committee event that was recorded and obtained by The Intercept.
The president had a re-election fundraiser on Wednesday night, which was not open to media and charged attendees $35,000 each, according to The Intercept. When it was time for Trump to speak, he quickly mocked CNN.
“Boy, did CNN get killed over the last few days,” Trump can be heard saying to his supporters.
Three CNN employees handed in their resignations this week over a retracted story linking President Trump to Russia. The article was removed from CNN.com on Friday after the network decided it could no longer stand by its reporting.
“These are really dishonest people. Should I sue them? I mean, they’re phonies. Jeff Zucker, I hear he’s going to resign at some point pretty soon. I mean, these are horrible human beings,” Trump said at the fundraiser.
Trump continued: “It’s a shame what they’ve done to the name CNN, that I can tell you… But as far as I’m concerned, I love it. If anybody’s a lawyer in the house and thinks I have a good lawsuit — I feel like we do. Wouldn’t that be fun?”
Listen to the audio here: