President Trump credited Twitter for winning the election during a wide-ranging interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night.
“Let me tell you about Twitter. I think that maybe I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Twitter, because I get such a fake press, such a dishonest press,” Trump told the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host.
Trump’s Twitter feed has been a focal point for the president’s critics, as he frequently uses the service to attack people, mock reporters he doesn’t like, and discredit news organizations. However, Trump said he needs to get his message to the people because mainstream media doesn’t cover him properly, signaling out NBC.
“I mean, if you look at — and I’m not including Fox, because I think Fox has been fair to me, but if you look at CNN and if you look at these other networks, NBC — I made a fortune for NBC with ‘The Apprentice.’ I had a top show where they were doing horribly, and I had one of the most successful reality shows of all time,” Trump said. “And you see what happened when I’m not on. You saw what happened to the show was a disaster. I was on — I was very good to NBC, and I — they are despicable. They’re despicable in their coverage.”
Trump criticized NBC on Wednesday, calling it “fake news,” after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow displayed his 2005 tax return on her show earlier this week. The president also mocked NBC’s rivals during the interview.
“CBS, ABC, you take a look at what’s going on — I call it the fake press, the fake media. It is a disgrace what’s happening,” Trump said. “So the news is not honest. Much of the news. It’s not honest.”
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