President Donald Trump is being criticized for an image of himself on his phone, after a photo was shared on social media that was taken from underneath a tunnel.
The president’s tweet came as part of a wider discussion about his administration’s tunnel vision, with many seeing it as an attempt to mislead the public.
In a tweet, the president called out CNN for their coverage of the image and tweeted: “CNN is being dishonest with the public about the facts surrounding the ‘tunnel vision’ meme.
We are the honest news organization!”
While CNN has not yet responded to the president’s tweets, they did release a statement that said: “We do not comment on personnel matters.”
A tweet from a CNN spokesperson read: “This photo was taken by an employee at the US Navy’s Underwater Technology and Maintenance Command in Newport News, Virginia.
We don’t discuss personnel matters or personnel matters involving US Navy contractors.”
The picture was taken on March 9 and was posted to Twitter by @POTUS_Donald.
It was captioned with the hashtag “Tunnel Vision,” which was a reference to a meme Trump tweeted out last month on Twitter.
Trump’s tweet sparked a slew of responses, with others calling the image a “travesty.”
A woman, who is in her 20s, tweeted: “@realDonaldTrump I love this pic because it’s so obvious tunnel vision.
#trumptweet”Another tweeted: “#tunnelsight pic.twitter.com/s0x4s3Q5yO”Another, who also tweeted that Trump was “sick” said: “@Trump you should just stop using this photo and stop using the phrase ‘travesteps.'”
The image of Trump on the phone came amid a larger debate about the Trump administration’s use of social media, and the president has previously expressed skepticism about social media.
During the 2016 campaign, Trump repeatedly retweeted a meme that called for a boycott of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York, and he has since criticized social media for not holding him to account.