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New Audio Reveals Trump Bashing CNN: ‘These are Really Dishonest People’

During his first re-election fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump said Wednesday he believes he has grounds for a lawsuit against CNN.

The audio from the event — which excluded the media and cost attendees $35,000 each — was released by The Intercept.

“Boy, did CNN get killed over the last few days,” Trump said in his speech to supporters.

The president was referring to a story by CNN linking Trump associate Anthony Scaramucci to a Russian investment fund. CNN retracted the story and later apologized to Scaramucci. The fallout from the story and its retraction led to the resignation of three CNN journalists.

“It’s a shame what they’ve done to the name CNN, that I can tell you,” Trump said.

“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?” he asked.

“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 added.

Tensions between the Trump administration and CNN has increased after the release of several undercover videos by conservative James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. One video features a CNN producer questioning the network’s coverage of the investigation into Russia colluding with the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

Another captures contributor Van Jones saying the story of collusion between Trump and Russia is a “nothing-burger.”

“Van Jones — you see this man?” Trump said at the fundraiser.

In response to the Project Veritas video, Jones wrote an op-ed that was published on CNN.com titled, “Much ado about nothing burger.”

“Serious question: Is anyone out there still gullible enough to fall for an edited, right-wing propaganda video — in 2017?” Jones wrote.

Referring to the White House, a CNN source recently told The Hill, “They’ve made it fairly clear they view this as a war. We view it as determination to seek truth and hold the powerful accountable regardless of how difficult they try to make it.”

The president also used his appearance at the fundraiser to push some of the other major policy initiatives being pushed by his administration, including health care and tax reform.