Brian Stelter on Trump’s ‘Little Time’ for TV Claim: ‘Does He Think We’re Idiots?’
CNN’s Brian Stelter and Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik were both amused this morning by President Trump‘s tweet last week that he has “very little time for watching TV”:
The W.H. is functioning perfectly, focused on HealthCare, Tax Cuts/Reform & many other things. I have very little time for watching T.V.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2017
As people noted at the time, this seems at odds with the President’s own habits.
Stelter asked Zurawik on today’s Reliable Sources, “Does he think we’re idiots, David?”
Zurawik laughed and said, “For him to say he watches very little TV––there has never been a more media-steeped presidency.”
Both he and Stelter took note of how the President is mostly watching Fox News, including Fox & Friends, which Stelter said provides him with a lot of “positive reinforcement.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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