CNN has done at least seven full segments touching on President Donald Trump’s reported love of Diet Coke since Monday.
The New York Times reported over the weekend on Trump’s habits at the White House, which included his indulgent TV-watching and diet. His reported 12 Diet Cokes per day drew significant attention, particularly on CNN.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the network’s chief medical correspondent, was interviewed by Kate Bolduan Tuesday afternoon and by “New Day” hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota Tuesday morning about Trump’s diet, with emphasis on his soda drinking.
Gupta also discussed Trump’s soda choices and other less-than-healthy dietary habits with Don Lemon on Monday night.
In addition, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin interviewed a board-certified gastroenterologist about Trump’s Diet Coke drinking on Monday, complete with a visual aid: 12 cans of the soft drink.
Jeanne Moos, who specializes in reporting on lighter news for CNN, did a humorous segment on Trump’s Diet Coke habit at the end of “OutFront” on Monday night. Anderson Cooper’s panel discussed it Monday evening as well.
Camerota also interviewed Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio Monday morning about Trump’s diet, touching on his soda intake. That segment aired while news was breaking about the attempted suicide bombing attack in New York City.