Trump rips New York Times: ‘They’re like lunatics’
President Trump on Wednesday complained that much of the press won’t give him positive coverage, singling out The New York Times as “lunatics.”
Trump told “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt that “80 percent” of the media is fake news, and as a result is the “enemy of the people,” an insult he frequently lobs at journalists.
“If I do something well, it’s not reported. Other than in the 20 percent,” Trump said in an interview that will air Thursday.
“I mean, The New York Times cannot write a good story about me,” he continued. “They’re crazed. They’re like lunatics.”
Trump has had a long-strained relationship with the press since he hit the campaign trail in 2015. He often derides negative coverage as “fake news,” and singles out organizations including the Times, CNN, NBC News and The Washington Post.
"Is the press the enemy of the people?" –@ainsleyearhardt
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