CNN has issued an apology after a video went viral showing an off-camera producer joking about President-elect Donald Trump’s plane crashing, before a live remote with CNN national correspondent Suzanne Malveaux on Thursday.
The video, posted to YouTube by FTVLive’s Scott Jones, shows Malveaux and the unidentified off-screen producer talking about the upcoming report on Trump, with Malveaux saying his plane should be “landing any minute.”
The producer then reviews the signals she plans to use with Malveaux, joking, “That means his plane’s crashed. No I’m kidding.”
CNN issued a statement on Friday apologizing for the producer’s inappropriate joke:
“An unfortunate and inappropriate remark was made by one of our producers off camera yesterday. We have apologized to the Trump transition team, and the producer has been disciplined.”
The video has been viewed more than 2.3 million times, and underscores how the liberal media are still struggling with Trump’s win nearly four weeks after the election.