Donald Trump Hurls Insults At TV Hosts Who Are Critical Of His Presidency

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President Donald Trump is displeased with television hosts who are critical of his presidency, including CNN’s Chris Cuomo and CBS’s Stephen Colbert.

In an interview with Time, Trump discussed the media he consumes and said he has “been able not to watch or read things that aren’t pleasant” as president. That seems to contradict his Twitter feed ― which he often uses, sometimes in real time, to denounce networks that report critically on his policy decisions.

Trump dismissed newspapers like The Washington Post and The New York Times ― both of which he’s attacked before ― as “really, really dishonest.” He also went on a tear about individual hosts who have openly denounced his policies on national TV.

This is what Trump had to say about the following people and networks:

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

“He’s got some problems.”

CNN’s Chris Cuomo

“... he’s sitting there like a chained lunatic.”

CNN’s Don Lemon

“... perhaps the dumbest person in broadcasting.”

CNN, generally

“... not doing as well as others that are doing better, actually.”


“... ridiculous. It’s just bad.”

“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert

“You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There’s nothing funny about what he says.”

Meanwhile, Trump praised Fox News, which he does on a regular basis, and CNN pundit Jeffrey Lord, who has been a passionate defender of Trump since the Republican primary race.

Trump’s jabs at journalists are nothing new; he once called the media “the enemy of the American people.” In late April, he held a rally that coincided with the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C., going on a long rant about “fake news” and the Washington media.

Read more at Time.

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