President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday revealed to NBC's Matt Lauer what most folks who follow Trump on Twitter figured out long ago: Trump likes to tweet — and doesn't much like the media.
The cohost of "Today" tossed some thinly veiled critiques at Trump's Twitter usage during a phone interview: “I have not seen you backing off fights on Twitter. In the time since you were elected, you’ve targeted the cast of 'Hamilton,' the New York Times, China, Boeing, the media and 'SNL.' Is this proving to be a habit that you're finding a difficult time breaking?”
Trump replied that Twitter is a "modern-day form of communication. ... Between Facebook and Twitter, I have, I guess, more than 40 million people.”
Then Trump told Lauer about the advantages Twitter offers when it comes to informing the country about his plans and policies without relying on the media to do it: “I get it out much faster than a press release. I get it out much more honestly than dealing with dishonest reporters, because so many reporters are dishonest.”
Lauer couldn't help grinning at Trump's shot across the bow.