Donald Trump: ‘Lunatics’ in the ‘Fake News’ Media ‘Crazed’ When I Do Well

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before departing for New York on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged -- after prodding by lawmakers -- that he backs the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies …
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President Donald Trump expressed his frustration on Thursday with the media coverage of his presidency despite his successes.

Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt asked if he believes the media are the enemy of the people.

“No, not at all, but the fake news is. … It’s a big chunk. … Eighty percent? It’s a lot,” Trump said.

The president admitted he had thought his media coverage would improve after he won the 2016 presidential election; however, it worsened, he said.

“If I do something well, it’s not reported. … The New York Times cannot write a good story about me. They’re crazed. They’re like lunatics,” he said.


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