Donald Trump Just Unloaded On The Media… Yikes!

May 12, 2017

by Jon Schweppe


It’s open war between Donald Trump and the liberal media, and the President isn’t holding back.

In a recent interview with TIME, Trump unloaded on some of his fiercest critics:

Joe Scarborough (MSNBC):

I don’t watch MSNBC. Scarborough used to treat me great. But because I don’t do interviews and stuff and want to … He went the other way. Which is fine. He’s got some problems. But I don’t watch the show anymore. It drives him crazy. I don’t watch the show.

Chris Cuomo (CNN):

CNN in the morning, Chris Cuomo, he’s sitting there like a chained lunatic. He’s like a boiler ready to explode, the level of hatred. And the entire, you know the entire CNN platform is that way.

Don Lemon (CNN):

This Don Lemon who’s perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting, Don Lemon at night it’s like – sometimes they’ll have a guest who by mistake will say something good. And they’ll start screaming, we’re going to commercial. They cut him off. Remember? I’ve seen things where by mistake somebody they bring in a guest and it turns out to be a positive. And they go, I mean they get just killed. The level of hatred.

Ouch.

President Trump also had words for late night comedian Stephen Colbert, who made headlines last week by using what many considered a homophobic slur to attack Trump:

You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There’s nothing funny about what he says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching. And it only builds up my base. It only helps me, people like him. The guy was dying. By the way they were going to take him off television, then he started attacking me and he started doing better. But his show was dying. I’ve done his show. … But when I did his show, which by the way was very highly rated. It was high—highest rating. The highest rating he’s ever had.

Woah, somebody get Colbert some ice for that burn!

The President also offered praise for Fox News:

I do watch Fox in the morning, and their ratings have gone through the roof because everyone knows I’m watching Fox. But they’re pleasant. And if I do something wrong they report on it. I don’t mean they – if I do something wrong. But it’s really, honestly it’s the most accurate.

Read the full transcript of the interview at TIME here.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore


Jon Schweppe is the Director of Government Affairs for American Principles Project. Follow him on Twitter @JonSchweppe

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