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Fox News’ Howard Kurtz Refutes Trump’s Claim the Media ‘Ignored’ His Words on Charlottesville

After praising Fox News at his rally tonight in Phoenix, President Trump was refuted by the network for how he described his treatment by the media after Charlottesville.

Fox News’ media analyst Howard Kurtz told Bret Baier that the “30-minute excoriation” of the media may have been “the longest attack of the press by any president,” noting that Trump “beat his own record.”

“So what surprised me about it was two things,” Kurtz elaborated. “One is that it’s fine for him to say that the media distorted his message after the violence in Charlottesville, but when he kept saying that his words were ‘ignored,’ that is simply not true. Many of the phrases that he read were reported and played again and again on television.”

Kurtz also acknowledged the media praised Trump for his speech he gave on Afghanistan, but “this changed the subject back to Charlottesville,” adding it probably “extends the life of that story” for “another 48 hours at least.”

“I was a little surprised that the president was relitigating it, using the media as a foil — I know his supporters love that,” he continued, “but the Afghanistan story and immigration since he’s in Arizona, seem to be a stronger card for him to play right now then going back to Charlottesville.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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