One America News really, really wants to replace Fox News as Donald Trump’s No. 1 sycophantic outlet of choice. So when CNN delivered a poll Monday that rattled Trump with its finding that Joe Biden was trouncing him by 14 points nationally, OAN started hyping its own poll as an antidote to CNN’s blockbuster.
On Wednesday, One America News Network chief executive Robert Herring tweeted that the outlet would be releasing a poll that “looks as though it will be in favor of @realDonaldTrump.” Trump was surely hungry for some good news polling after his lawyers sent a threatening letter to CNN ordering them to “cease and desist” from reporting on their poll. CNN’s chief counsel effectively laughed in Trump’s face, writing that it was the first time in his 40-year history at CNN that the outlet had been “threatened with legal action because an American politician or campaign did not like CNN’s polling results.” Typically, added David Vigilante, such threats come from regimes like Venezuela. Oh yeah, and your threat is “baseless,” so buzz off.