President Trump said he is proud that he has successfully convinced the American people that the media is “fake news” in a new interview with Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs.
Trump said he takes credit for branding the media as “fake” and that he “really started this whole fake news thing.”
“I know a good story from a bad story. But when you have a really good story and they make it bad, I’ll say to my wife, ‘Oh, tonight, I’m going to enjoy watching television because I did great, and wait until you see this,’” Trump said.
“And then, they put it on and it’s like — oh, that’s not so good. They are fake news,” he continued.
“If you look at it from the day I started running to now, I’m so proud that I have been able to convince people how fake it is — because it has taken a nosedive,” Trump said.
He also said that he would “rather not” tweet but feels forced to tweet in order to show Americans “the truth.”
“It’s not that I want to do that. I’d rather not do it. I would love to not do it at all,” Trump said about tweeting.
“But at least I can put out the truth. And I can put out the real word. And people agree,” he said.
Trump took credit for inventing the word “fake” during an interview earlier this month.
“I think one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is ‘fake,’” Trump told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) during an interview. “I guess other people have used it, perhaps over the years, but I’ve never noticed it.”
Trump’s latest interview marks the 18th time that the president has been interviewed on a Fox television network, a preference unprecedented in the history of presidential TV interviews according to Politico.
— POLITICO (@politico) October 25, 2017
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) October 26, 2017