Reince Priebus Calls the Media ‘Dishonest’ in Interview with Sean Hannity

Outgoing White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus spoke to Sean Hannity tonight, and at one point they focused on the media coverage of the Trump administration.

At various points during his show tonight, Hannity talked about the “unprecedented” level of attack the White House has faced, and he asked Priebus for one word to describe “the media in this country.”

Priebus thought for a second and said, “Dishonest.”

He elaborated:

“What I find to be amazing is how narratives are set and a lot of it’s not true and facts get placed into stories that then get repeated in a different setting. And if people knew what the actual truth was, whether it be palace intrigue, whether it be Russia collusion, whether it be someone said something in the Oval Office… the most breath-taking thing for me has been the difference between what the truth is and what actually gets reported and what actually becomes a full-blown narrative and set in stone and it’s been reported as fact. I don’t know how to explain it any better than that, but it’s very incredible.”

He expressed sentiments similar to Sean Spicer‘s last week––also on Hannity’s show––about how the media’s more interested in “clicks” than the truth.

He and Hannity also agreed that “fake news” is a problem, with Priebus even calling it an “epidemic.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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