Trump Blasts CNN and NBC in Poland: ‘I Made Them a Fortune With The Apprentice’
In an early morning joint press conference with President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda, reporters achieved an increasingly rare feat — a question for the leader of the free world.
The honor went to David Martosko from the Daily Mail, who asked Trump a two part question. Part one focused on what the U.S. response to North Korea might be and part two focused on — what he called — the “wrestling video thing.”
“Since you started the whole wrestling video thing, what are you thoughts on what’s happened since then?” he asked. “CNN went after you and had threatened to expose the identity of a person they said was responsible for it. I’d like your thoughts on that.”
Putting North Korea on the back burner Trump pounced on CNN with obvious relish.
“I think what CNN did was unfortunate for them. As you know, now they have some pretty serious problems. They have been fake news for a long time. They’ve been covering me in a very, very dishonest way.”
Trump was hardly content to just go after CNN. The President also has choice words for his former employer NBC. The network hosted his wildly popular reality show “The Apprentice” for more than a decade — a fact he did not let them forget.
“NBC is equally as bad, despite the fact that I made them a fortune with “The Apprentice,” but they forgot that. CNN has really taken it too seriously. I think they’ve hurt themselves badly, very, very badly. And what we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free, but honest press. We want to see fair press. I think it’s a very important thing. We don’t want fake news.”
Trump’s broadsides against the press in Poland come as the country and surrounding nations continue to struggle with basic press freedoms.
Only then did Trump address the growing tensions on the Korean peninsula, suggesting that his administration was looking at a number of “severe” options to deal with the rogue regime.
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