At the beginning of a news conference today to supposedly announce the nomination of his new Labor Secretary, President Donald Trump used his time at the podium to engage in what has become one of his favorite pastimes — running down the mainstream media.
After pointing to a Rasmussen poll that shows his approval rating above 50% — unlike the majority of other major polls— and stating he’s bringing jobs to America, Trump went after the media for being dishonest and not properly serving the American people.
“I’m making this presentation directly to the American people with the media present — which is an honor to have you this morning — because many of our nation’s reporters and folks will not tell you the truth,” Trump said. “And will not treat the wonderful people of our country with the respect that they deserve.”
Complaining that the press is “dishonest” and that they are doing a “tremendous disservice to the America people,” the president claimed that the media’s lying is out of control.
“We have to talk about it to find out what’s going on because the press honestly is out of control,” he stated. “The level of dishonesty is out of control.”
Earlier this morning, Trump took to Twitter to slam reports based on information from the intelligence community as “fake news” while simultaneously saying something needed to be done about the “illegal leaking.”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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