President Donald Trump again criticized mainstream media outlets for what he perceives as unfair coverage in an interview on "Fox & Friends." on Thursday. But he said he's found some peace from avoiding watching networks he doesn't like.
What did he say?
During a wide-ranging interview on "Fox & Friends," Trump took a few minutes to give his thoughts on the media, first crediting Fox News.
"People have to understand how dishonest the news is," the president said. "And in all fairness to Fox, you guys don't always treat me great. But you treat me fairly. You know, it's not like Fox is perfect for me. They're not. They're tough. But, at least it's fair."
Then, he turned his attention to CNN's coverage, which he feels is antagonistic toward him.
"When you look at some of the others, you look at, like CNN," he said. "They'll have a council of seven people. And of the seven people, everyone is against me, and I'm saying, 'Where do they even find these people?'"
One of the hosts recommended Trump stop watching CNN.
"I don't watch them at all," Trump replied.
Trump did, however, say he watched an interview by Anderson Cooper of former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump called a leaker and a liar," and didn't like what he saw, with one exception.
"I'll tell you what. I watched leaking, lying Comey last night, and I hated to do it," Trump said. "But last night, I did watch a liar leaker, and his performance, by the way, was horrible. And I will say this: Anderson Cooper was surprisingly tough, and he did a good job."
What did the president say about NBC?
The president then questioned why NBC doesn't treat him more fairly, even though he "made them a fortune."
"I don't watch NBC anymore, they're as bad as CNN," he stated. "And, by the way, I made them a fortune with 'The Apprentice.' Think of that one. You would think these guys would treat me great. I made them a fortune. But they treat me horribly, and they treat me falsely."
Trump said he's achieved a higher quality of mental health by avoiding coverage he doesn't like.
"I don't watch things that I can put it out of my mind, and I never, ever thought that that would be possible," Trump said. "And you know what it does? It keeps you on the ball. You keep your sanity. And it works very well."
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