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David Gergen: If Trump Doesn’t Like the ‘Fake News,’ Why Does He Keep Watching?

CNN’s David Gergen asked tonight why, if President Trump hates the “fake news” media so much, does he then keep consuming it.

Trump’s tweet about the press being the “enemy” included a few different examples:

But Trump does keep an eye on CNN and The New York Times, at the very least, if his past tweets pushing back against both are any indication.

So Gergen asked tonight, “He talks all the time about fake news… Why, then, does he spend so damn much time watching television news? It’s a mystery.”

He said the president should be avoiding cable news and Twitter and focus on the intel he’s getting from briefings, adding that the distractions are “not helpful to his presidency.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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