During a rambling press conference at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked the media for being out of control and refusing to tell the truth.
“I’m making this presentation directly to the American people with the media present — which is an honor to have you this morning — because many of our nation’s reporters and folks will not tell you the truth,” Trump said, soon after coming to the podium. “And will not treat the wonderful people of our country with the respect that they deserve.”
He added: “We have to talk about it to find out what’s going on because the press honestly is out of control…The level of dishonesty is out of control.”
Then later, POTUS added that “I would be your [the media’s] biggest fan,” if the media would just report the facts, instead of relying on “false, horrible reporting.”
President Trump: “The press has become so dishonest … we have to find out what’s going on because the press is, honestly, out of control…” pic.twitter.com/3BN33HsgOr
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 16, 2017