Donald Trump had a chance to set the record straight with readers of Time magazine, which is surely not a demographic with which he’s been very popular, and spent a large chunk of the time just insulting TV news reporters and comedians.
These things are quite important to the new president of the United States.
Trump says he no longer listens to news that is critical of him or his actions as president, such as CNN or MSNBC. He only watches Fox News now, because they’re “pleasant.”
‘I’ve been able to do something that I never thought I had the ability to do. I’ve been able not to watch or read things that aren’t pleasant. And it keeps you young.’
Trump individually called out TV news reporters by name over dinner with Time magazine interviewers, spending valuable media coverage time individually insulting specific reporters.
Chris Cuomo, for instance, who currently works for CNN, sparked Trump’s ire.
‘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.’
Meanwhile, this is the TV “news” personality that Trump thinks is “amazing.”
Trump didn’t stop there. He called Don Lemon “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?…And poor Jeffrey Lord. I love Jeffrey Lord.’
Here’s the segment to which Trump is referring, although it’s hard to understand how he ever saw it since he doesn’t watch CNN and insists that no one else really does, either. Trump apparently thought someone was finally “saying something good” by comparing him to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Of course, Trump also took on Stephen Colbert’s controversial joke about Trump being Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “c*ck holster,” a joke even many on the left thought went too far.
‘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.’
Here’s more video of the p***y-grabbing president’s “amazing” news favorite:
For the full Trump rant about an upside-down world where Fox News is the only “honest” media with Time magazine, click here.
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