White House slams CNN for ‘Raj whatever his name is’ gaffe
The White House press secretary has criticized CNN for failing to remember the name of the deputy press secretary, Raj Shah.
In a snarky tweet issued Monday, White House spokesperson, Sarah Sanders, criticized the network’s anchor, Chris Cuomo, for referring to the deputy press secretary as “Raj whatever his name is,” with the snarky hashtag #ThisIsCNN.
Last month @CNN put up the wrong picture for WH Principal Deputy Press Secretary @RajShah45 & now they refer to him on air as "Raj whatever his name is." #ThisIsCNNhttps://t.co/PnkYDqoCpP— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 15, 2018
CNN posted the wrong picture of Shah during a December broadcast.
Sanders’ tweet was in response to one posted by Raj Shah acknowledging the incident.
.@ChrisCuomo and CNN viewers, it's Raj Shah https://t.co/4kmYYrsHPX via @dailycaller— Raj Shah (@RajShah45) January 15, 2018
Cuomo made the remark during a discussion about President Donald Trump referring to Haiti and some African nations as ‘s***hole’ countries and that Shah did not deny Trump made the remark.
“[We] went to the White House when it happened,” Cuomo said. “Raj whatever his name is didn’t back off the words.”
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That was not the first time Cuomo referred to Shah simply as Raj. The same thing occurred during an interview with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last Friday.
The Trump administration often refers to CNN as ‘fake news.’ CNN has been a virulent critic of the Trump administration.