President Donald Trump absolutely roasted the media to their faces during his coronavirus press briefing on Wednesday.
After being questioned by CBS News’ Paula Reid about his proposed Easter timeline and his tweet about the “lamestream media,” Trump let her have it.
“The media would like to see me do poorly in the election,” Trump replied.
“I think it’s very clear that there are people in your profession that write fake news. You do,” President Trump says to CBS News’ @PaulaReidCBS during the White House coronavirus task force update https://t.co/jDTU91Xjk4 pic.twitter.com/mNTGL4IjOZ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 25, 2020
“Just so you understand — are you ready? — I think there are certain people who would like it to not open so quickly, I think there are certain people that would like it to do financially poorly because they think that would be very good as far as defeating me at the polls. I don’t know if that’s so, but I do think it’s so that there are people in your profession that would like that to happen, I think it’s very clear… that there are people in your profession that write fake news. You do, she does — there are people in your profession that write fake news.”
Moments before the briefing, Trump took to Twitter to blast CNN for their coverage during the pandemic.
….I have been packed all day with meetings, I have no time for stupidity. We’re working around the clock to KEEP AMERICA SAFE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020
“I hear that Fake News CNN just reported that I am isolated in the White House, wondering out loud, “when will life return to normal?” Does anybody really believe that? There was no leak, they made it up – they are CORRUPT & FAKE NEWS….” Trump tweeted. “…I have been packed all day with meetings, I have no time for stupidity. We’re working around the clock to KEEP AMERICA SAFE!”