At a meeting with community leaders to discuss the start of Black History month, President Trump set the room in stitches when he mentioned fake news and CNN in the same sentence.
The president has come out swinging and he isn’t afraid to accuse the networks of producing fake news and treating Republicans different from Democrats when reporting. And so he did in this circumstance which wasn’t all about the state of journalism, but it never hurts to remind everyone what we’re dealing with.
Here’s a transcript of the video above, via Grabien News:
“I am proud to honor this heritage and we’ll be honoring it more and more with folks at the table in almost all cases have been great friends and supporters. I met Darrel when he was defending me on television. (Laughter) And the people that were on the other side of the argument didn’t have a chance, right? And Paris has done an amazing job and a very hostile CNN community. All by himself with seven people and Paris. I’ll take Paris over the seven.
But I don’t watch CNN, so I don’t get to see you as much. (Laughter) I don’t like watching fake news. But Fox has treated me very nice, wherever Fox is. We’re going to need better schools and we need them soon. We need more jobs. We need better wages. A lot better wages. I’m going to work very hard in the inner city. Ben is going to be doing that big league, big time.”
Below is Trump's full statement as he sat next to Ben Carson, his HUD pick -- including a few more jabs at fake news outlets: