President Donald Trump again hit CNN, calling the network “fake news” that he had no interest in watching.
“I don’t watch CNN. … I don’t like watching fake news,” Trump said during a meeting with African American leaders to recognize Black History Month.
During the meeting, Trump echoed statements from his senior adviser Stephen K. Bannon, calling the media an “opposition party.”
“A lot of the media is a lot of the opposition party. They’re so biased, and really, it’s a disgrace,” he said.
Trump admitted that some media outlets were “fantastic and fair” but ultimately came down on them as being directly opposed to his success.
“So much of the media is opposition party, knowingly saying incorrect things,” he said. “So it’s a very sad situation.”
Trump appeared willing to dismiss the media, pointing out that he won despite their hostile approach to his presidential candidacy.
“We seem to be doing well. It’s almost like, in the meantime, we won, so maybe they don’t have the influence they think,” he said. “But they really are, they really have to straighten out their act; they’re very dishonest people.”