Trump: ‘Fake news media’ ‘will be gone’ after I leave White House

July 31, 2018

President Trump tore into the “fake news media” on Tuesday, calling members of the press “unhinged” and suggesting ratings will “dry up” after his term in office.

The president also criticized the media for “the damage they do to so many innocent and decent people.”

The Fake News Media is going CRAZY! They are totally unhinged and in many ways, after witnessing first hand the damage they do to so many innocent and decent people, I enjoy watching. In 7 years, when I am no longer in office, their ratings will dry up and they will be gone! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018

Mr. Trump and his administration regularly battle members of the press over criticisms of the president. CNN’s Kaitlin Collins was barred Wednesday from a press event after asking Mr. Trump questions about former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen during a pool spray.

The president accused the media of undermining the U.S. with overwhelmingly negative coverage and ignoring his administration’s achievements, which he said is why “confidence in the media is at an all time low.”

When the media - driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome - reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic! Freedom of the press also comes with a responsibility to report the news... Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018

...accurately. 90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving, it’s no surprise that confidence in the media is at an all time low! I will not allow our great country to be sold out by anti-Trump haters in the... Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018

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