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GOP Rep. Peter King: In Many Ways, the Media Ends Up Being Trump’s ‘Best Ally’

Congressman Peter King (R- NY) said today that for all of President Donald Trump‘s complaints about the media, sometimes they end up being “his best ally.”

Fox News’ Ed Henry tonight brought up this NBC News article that went up yesterday, hours before the President was in Iraq:

King responded by saying this about the President’s relationship with the media:

“I know President Trump gets angry at the media for their biased reporting, but in many ways they are his best ally because they always overshoot. They always exaggerate and they always put him in a position where he ends up on top. So again, this does show, though, the rush to judgment the media always has against President Trump. And again, he planned on going anyway but this, again, outsmarted the media. That was not his main motive but that’s certainly the way it worked out.”

NBC’s report now features an editor’s note about Trump’s visit with troops in Iraq.

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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