December 11, 2017
President Trump called the MSM’s reporting a ‘stain on America.’
In a tweet Sunday, the president said there’s very little discussion about all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out by the Fake News Media.
He added that particular outlets are out of control, saying “correct reporting means nothing to them.”
Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out this week by the Fake News Media. They are out of control – correct reporting means nothing to them. Major lies written, then forced to be withdrawn after they are exposed…a stain on America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2017
The president says the mainstream media writes major lies, and is forced to withdraw the stories after they are exposed.
His comments come after a number of journalists reported false stories last week, and were forced to correct themselves.
On Monday morning the president fired back at The New York Times after the paper claimed he watches mainstream media to get fired up for the day.
In another tweet the president said he rarely, if ever, watches CNN or MSNBC, which he considers to be fake news.
Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the “dumbest man on television!” Bad Reporting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2017
His comments comes after the New York Times cited an anonymous source over the weekend, alleging he watches liberal outlets to get himself worked up before he starts tweeting.
Earlier this year, the president said he was forced to watch CNN in the Philippines because there was no other choice.
However, he says he doesn’t get much time to watch television due to his busy schedule.