Trump: 'The Media's Trying to Attack Our Administration,' Because We're Following Through on Our Promises

By Melanie Arter | February 16, 2017 | 3:12pm EST
President Donald Trump (AP Photo)

( - During a press conference to announce his choice to replace Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder who withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday, President Donald Trump criticized the media Thursday for being dishonest, saying it was trying to attack his administration because he has been successful on following through on his campaign promises.

"The media's trying to attack our administration, because they know we are following through on pledges that we made, and they're not happy about it," the president said.


"The press has become so dishonest," Trump said, adding that the media has "done a tremendous disservice to the American people."

Trump announced Thursday that he has selected Alexander Acosta, dean of Florida University College of Law and potentially the first Hispanic to serve in his cabinet, to replace Puzder as Labor Secretary nominee.

The president ticked off a list of accomplishments by his administration, including withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Partnership, imposing a hiring freeze on non-essential government personnel, issuing a temporary moratorium on regulations, issuing executive orders to protect the police and destroy drug cartels, and cracking down on sanctuary cities.

The president said he inherited "a mess at home and abroad."

Trump said that while he is appealing the ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on his executive order pausing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, he will sign a new executive order to protect the United States next week. 

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