Donald Trump calls CNNvery fake news.”

Liberals are infuriated by the charge.

But CNN just ran a report that left everyone questioning the network.

CNN media reporter Dylan Byers thought he had a major scoop.

He posted a report claiming Sean Hannity had pointed a gun at liberal commentator Juan Williams after the two argued on air.

Byers claimed sources told him Hannity even held the red dot from his firearm’s scope on Williams’ body.

But there’s just one big problem with the story.

Both Hannity and Williams blasted it as fake news.

Breitbart reports:

“Byers buried deep in the story the actual quotes from Fox News itself, and Hannity and Williams themselves. All of them say are saying the incident is being way overblown by CNN, which is one of Fox’s competitors, is lagging behind Fox in the ratings, and is constantly under fire for printing fake news stories like this one.

“Sean Hannity has been trained in firearm safety since he was 11 years old and has a license to carry a gun in five states, including New York,” Fox News said in its statement. “The situation was thoroughly investigated and it was found that no one was put in any danger.”

Hannity himself says that CNN’s interpretation of events is “outright false reporting.”

“While discussing the issue of firearms, I showed my good friend Juan Williams my unloaded firearm in a professional and safe manner for educational purposes only,” Hannity said. “Every precautionary procedure that I have been trained in since the age of 11 was followed. I’ve had a conceal carry permit in five states for all of my adult life. Any other interpretation of this is outright false reporting.”

The kicker is Williams himself says the whole thing is being blown way out of proportion.

“This incident is being sensationalized — everything was under total control throughout and I never felt like I was put in harm’s way,” Williams said, according to the CNN report. “It was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends.”

Hannity also blasted Byers report on Twitter.

 

 

CNN thought they had a bombshell that would expose one of Fox News’ most popular hosts as an out-of-control lunatic.

But even the people involved in the incident – who were also willing to attach their names to their quotes – ripped CNN for running fake news.