President Trump trashed the liberal media Thursday – and not just for fabricating “fake news.”
In a 77 minute press conference, Trump accused the media of publishing “fake news” 17 times – about once every four minutes. But, he also blamed the media’s fake news on their “hatred” of him on eight different occasions.
Trump singled out CNN for its “hatred” of him, which CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta denied. Trump responded curiously, telling Acosta to ask CNN President Jeff Zucker how he got his job as head of the network.
Here are Trump’s eight accusations of “hatred” from Thursday’s contentious press conference:
“And I’ll tell you what else I see. I see tone. You know the word “tone.” The tone is such hatred. I’m really not a bad person, by the way. No, but the tone is such — I do get good ratings, you have to admit that — the tone is such hatred."
"But the tone, Jim. If you look — the hatred.
"Well, you look at your show that goes on at 10 o’clock in the evening. You just take a look at that show. That is a constant hit. The panel is almost always exclusive anti-Trump. The good news is he doesn’t have good ratings. But the panel is almost exclusive anti-Trump. And the hatred and venom coming from his mouth; the hatred coming from other people on your network.”
“I don’t mind bad stories. I can handle a bad story better than anybody as long as it’s true and, you know, over a course of time, I’ll make mistakes and you’ll write badly and I’m OK with that. But I’m not OK when it is fake. I mean, I watch CNN, it’s so much anger and hatred and just the hatred.”
I mean that. I would be your biggest fan in the world if you treated me right. I sort of understand there’s a certain bias maybe by Jeff or somebody, you know - you know, whatever reason. But - and I understand that. But you’ve got to be at least a little bit fair and that’s why the public sees it. They see it. They see it’s not fair. You take a look at some of your shows and you see the bias and the hatred."