The president is alleged to have specifically reviewed drafts of the story and made editorial changes.
'For the first time in our history, we are turning to you, our readership, for help,' the site said in a statement.
Some will regard Trump's outlandish accusations as further attempts by the president to smear the publication.
While CNN's credibility rating among voters isn't great, it's well ahead of the president's rating.
Will the powers of the federal government be invoked to settle a personal grudge?
The Trump team is using errors by CNN and The New York Times to discount all journalism, save for stories that serve its interests.
Trump's #AmazonWashingtonPost tweet about nonexistent "internet taxes" is his most confusing since "covfefe."
"The current administration sells half-truths and lies like they're day-old cookies at a bake sale."
The president was not keen for the media to remain for the entirety of the meeting.
After retracting a story about Trump and Russia and being labeled "fake news" by the president and his supporters, the network is clamping down.
The site can't pivot away from right-wing click-bait to sober, deeply reported news any more than Trump can pivot away from paranoid tweets.
Saudi Arabia cited the false item as part of its decision for a diplomatic, economic blockade on Qatar.
Trump's son claimed CNN and other media outlets staged a protest of Muslims condemning ISIS.
The Kremlin's work with the U.S. would be "much simpler" if Democrats accepted the Republicans' victory at the polls, Putin said.