CNN Apologizes for Producer Who Joked About Trump’s Plane Crashing
CNN has issued an apology after a crew member made a joke about President-elect Donald Trump’s plane crashing.
“An unfortunate and inappropriate remark was made by one of our producers off camera yesterday,” an unnamed CNN representative told Business Insider in a statement on Friday. “We have apologized to the Trump transition team, and the producer has been disciplined.”
The name of the producer has not been named. But a YouTube video shows correspondent Suzanne Malveaux preparing for a broadcast from air conditioner manufacturer Carrier’s plant in Indianapolis before Trump was to arrive. In the clip, the producer is heard discussing hand signals with Malveaux.
“That means his plane’s crashed — just kidding,” the producer said, as Malveaux reacts.
It comes after months of Trump criticizing the network, sometimes referring to it was the “Clinton News Network.” Trump last week fired off salvos to CNN on Twitter, writing that it is “is so embarrassed by their total (100%) support of Hillary Clinton, and yet her loss in a landslide, that they don’t know what to do.”
So far, Trump hasn’t made a comment on the surfaced CNN video from Carrier’s plant.
The President-elect went to the plant to announce that the plant would stay in the United States
In a statement, Carrier said it is “pleased to have reached a deal … to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy,” the Indianapolis Star reported.