U.S. President Donald Trump takes phone calls from children as he participates in tracking Santa Claus' movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve in the East Room of the White House December 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the 63rd straight year that NORAD has publicly tracked Santa’s sleigh on its global rounds.

Source: Joseph Curl

Nowadays, “news” means you can say someone said something — and not even identify that “someone.”

That new kind of journalism happens every day. Even the top newspapers in the country, like The Washington Post and The New York Times, do it.

Now, add CNN to that list.

On Friday night, “Out Front with Erin Burnett” reported that “multiple officials” in the Trump administration have told the network that President Donald Trump routinely uses his personal cellphone to make phone calls “despite repeated warnings” by his staff. CNN said Trump has heard the warnings but “doesn’t care.”

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