On Saturday, Trump sent a tweet that again criticized CNN, although he also recognized the network's worldwide influence.
Trump fired the first shot on Saturday by lamenting the influence CNN International holds around the world as a "major source of (Fake) news", going on to add that they represent the US poorly.
The media outlet has responded to the United States president's claims and wrote on Twitter that "it is not CNN's job to represent the U.S to the world".
But Trump's latest tweet in his ongoing feud with CNN could give attorneys the ammunition they need to prove his Justice Department just wants to stop the merger because the president doesn't like the network, Eisen suggests. "Our job is to report the news".
On Saturday, Donald Trump took to Twitter for one of his favorite activities: attacking CNN (now in 280 characters!). "Trump drew criticism when he tweeted out a fake video of himself taking down CNN back in July with the hashtag "#FraudNewsCNN".
This job can be risky. If they can't do their job, then dictators will not be held accountable.
According to the reports, Trump's remarks come at a significant time for the media outlet, whose parent company Time Warner is merging with AT&T in an $85 billion deal.
Comey responded, indirectly, on social media.
Joe Scarborough ignored the president's message and instead thanked CNN for sending the message that America "still has a vibrant, free press".