Mitch McConnell undermines Trump narrative on one of his biggest enemies

Mitch McConnell undermines Trump narrative on one of his biggest enemies
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) appeared to undermine President Trump's criticism against the "fake news" mainstream media, as the president refers to it. (YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) undermined Monday the narrative from the Trump administration that the mainstream media is comprised of “fake news.” He made the comments to the media, as reported by Politico.

“What I do every morning,” McConnell told the media, “there a couple of services I look at that gives me a synopsis of articles.”

“It is my view that most news is not fake,” he added. “But I do try to look at a variety of sources.”

“I try not to fall in love with any particular source,” McConnell concluded.

Trump has assailed the media constantly for what he perceives as their bias against Republicans and himself especially. At one point early in his term he called them “the enemy of the American people.”

CNN has been at the focus of much of his ire, with White House correspondent Jim Acosta especially catching criticism from the president and his allies and supporters.

Trump has also blamed McConnell for the legislative failures of his agenda in Congress, and has even suggested that he might advocate for his stepping down from the leadership position if he doesn’t produce results soon.

Trump's verbal shots against McConnell complicate his agenda.

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