A bitter war of words between Donald Trump, CNN and Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein escalated Wednesday night as the President continued to hit out over a story that the knew about a Trump Tower meeting with Russians during the election.
President Trump lashed out at the network, saying it had been caught in a 'major lie' after Lanny Davis, lawyer for Michael Cohen, admitted being the source of the story and backtracked his claims.
Trump said 'CNN is being torn apart from within' over the story, while blasting Bernstein as 'sloppy' and a 'degenerate fool... who lives in the past'.
But Bernstein and the network clapped back, saying they stood by their reporting and would not be cowed by attacks from Washington.
Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on CNN over a story that claimed he had advanced knowledge of a Trump Tower meeting between his son and a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton during the election
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