CNN’s New Day Chides Trump For Cable News Habits: ‘Shouldn’t He Be Busier?’


CNN’s New Day discussed Monday morning the New York Times’s must-read report on life inside the Trump White House, focusing on one particular detail: that President Donald Trump apparently watches four to eight hours of television per day.

Brian Stelter noted that Trump’s viewing habits are in line with the average American, though they are not typical for a president.

“We have not had a president like this before that is so in tuned to cable news,” Stelter said. “If President Trump is only hearing what he agrees with from Fox News during that day, that’s a problem.”

“He parrots the prattle that comes off that couch on Fox on a regular basis,” New Day host Chris Cuomo added, referring to Trump’s morning show of choice, Fox & Friends.

“So if he watches between four to eight hours… of cable news a day, first of all that’s more than even doctors recommend,” New Day’s Alisyn Camerota said. “And second of all, shouldn’t he be busier?”

Cuomo next moved the discussion to Trump’s rabid criticism of the media, which heated up last week in the wake of several high profile mistakes made by news outlets.

“High ground on making errors when he has an unprecedented number of errors himself, none of which he has ever corrected or apologized for,” Cuomo said.

Camerota argued that the media has to hold itself to a higher standard than the president: “We can’t use that standard. In the media, we have to be better than that.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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