Trump on fake news, freedom of the press

Trump on fake news, freedom of the press


♪ ♪>>Chris: WE ARE BACK NOW WITH MORE FROM OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE WE SAT DOWN WITH THE PRESIDENT THERE WAS BREAKING NEWS, A RULING ON THE CNN LAWSUIT AGAINST THE WHITE HOUSE FOR PULLING A REPORTER’S PRESS PASS. CNN ARGUED THAT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION VIOLATED ITS FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS. ADMINISTRATION LAWYERS SAID MR. TRUMP CAN EXCLUDE ANY REPORTER HE WANTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS. AND THAT’S WHERE WE STARTED IN THE SECOND PART OF OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESIDENT.>>Chris: A FEDERAL JUDGE WHO YOU APPOINTED HAS JUST ROLLED THAT YOU MUST GIVE CNN REPORTER JIM ACOSTA’S PRESS PASS BACK. YOUR REACTION?>>President Trump: IT’S MINE. IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL. WHAT THEY SAID WAS WE HAVE TO CREATE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CONDUCT. WERE DOING THAT, WERE WRITING THEM UP RIGHT NOW AND MISS BEHAVIOR, WE WILL THROW THEM OUT OR WE WILL STOP THE NEWS CONFERENCE.>>Chris: WHAT ARE YOUR RULES GOING TO BE? THIS IS OVER THE LINE –>>President Trump: WE ARE DOING THEM NOW. YOU CAN’T KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS. WE HAD A LOT OF REPORTERS IN THAT ROOM. MANY, MANY REPORTERS IN THAT ROOM AND THEY WERE UNABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS BECAUSE THIS GUY GETS UP AND STARTS DOING WHAT HE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING FOR HIM AND FOR CNN AND JUST SHOUTING OUT QUESTIONS BUT I WILL SAY THIS, LOOK. NOBODY BELIEVES IN THE FIRST AMENDMENT MORE THAN I DO AND IF I THINK NOBODY IS ACTING OUT OF SORTS I WILL LEAVE, I WILL SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH EVERYBODY, I APPRECIATE YOU COMING AND I WILL LEAVE. AND THOSE REPORTERS WILL NOT BE TOO FRIENDLY TO WHOEVER IT IS THAT IS ACTING OUT.>>Chris: WHY DIDN’T YOU CALL ON HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE? IT SEEMS TO BE A SIMPLE SOLUTION, JUST DON’T CALL ON HI HIM.>>President Trump: I LIKE TO DO IT BUT IN MANY CASES I DON’T. HE’S UNBELIEVABLY RUDE TO SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, A WONDERFUL WOMAN. UNBELIEVABLY RUDE AND I SEE THAT AND I ACTUALLY ASK HER THE SAME, WHY DO COLONIES PEOPLE THAT ARE SO NASTY AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE WILL DO IS WE WILL TURN THE CAMERA OFF THAT FACES THEM BECAUSE THEY MAY DON’T HAVE ANY TIME. I WILL MAYBE BE SUED FOR THAT. YOU NEVER KNOW IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN.>>Chris: LET’S GET TO THE BIGGER ISSUE. IN 2017, LAST YEAR YOU TWEETED THIS AND I WANT TO QUOTE IT ACCURATELY. “THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS NOT MY ENEMY, IT IS THE ENEMY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>President Trump: IT’S TRUE, 100%. AT THE MEDIA. I’M GLAD YOU’RE FINALLY QUOTING IT CORRECTLY BECAUSE THEY LIKE TO LEAVE THE FAKE NEWS OUT.>>Chris: BUT THAT’S WHAT YOU SAID.>>President Trump: THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPORTING ME IN PARTICULAR, THEY ARE VERY SMART PEOPLE. THEY ARE HARDWORKING, GREAT PEOPLE. THEY KNOW WHEN THE NEWS IS FAKE AND THEY GET ANGRY WHEN THEY SEE ALL OF THE FAKENESS.>>Chris: PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF OTHER PRESIDENTS, NO PRESIDENT HAD LIKED HIS PRESS COVERAGE. JOHN KENNEDY AND YOUR OVAL OFFICE CANCELED THE SUBSCRIPTION TO THE NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE. NOBODY CALLED IT THE ENEMY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>President Trump: THE FAKE NEWS IS THE ENEMY — IT’S FAKE, IT’S PHONY. I DON’T MIND GETTING BAD NEWS IF I’M WRONG. IF I DO SOMETHING WRONG, LIKE FOR INSTANCE THE CEMETERY. I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO GO BECAUSE OF THE SECRET SERVICE, BECAUSE THEY EXPECTED TO TAKE A HELICOPTER. THEY HAD ZERO VISIBILITY. THEY SAID WE ARE TOTALLY UNEQUIPPED FOR YOU TO GO. IN ADDITION TO THAT THE CEMETERY WAS FAR TOO FAR AWAY FROM AIR FORCE ONE WHICH IS SORT OF LIKE A CONTROL CENTER THAT YOU HAVE TO BE NEAR. NOT ONE PAPER THAT I SAW WROTE IT THAT WAY. THEY SAID I STAYED OUT OF IT BECAUSE OF THE RAIN. AND YET THE FOLLOWING DAY I MADE A SPEECH AT THE AMERICAN CEMETERY. IT WAS POURING. IT WASN’T EVEN REALLY RAINING BUT THE FOG WAS TREMENDOUS.>>Chris: LEADERS AND IN AUTHORITARIAN COUNTRIES LIKE RUSSIA, CHINA, VENEZUELA NOW WERE PRESS THE MEDIA USING YOUR WORDS.>>President Trump: I CAN’T TALK FOR OTHER PEOPLE, I CAN ONLY TALK FOR ME. I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT YOU. YOU SOMETIMES MAY BE BUT I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT YOU. THE NEWS ABOUT ME IS LARGELY PHONY. IT’S FALSE. EVEN SOMETIMES THEY WILL SAY SOURCES SAY — THERE IS NO SOURCE.>>Chris: I UNDERSTAND YOU DON’T LIKE YOUR COVERAGE.>>President Trump: 94%.>>Chris: CAN I BRING THE BIGGER ISSUE UP? MCRAVEN, RETIRED ADMIRAL, NAVY SEAL 37 YEARS, FORMER –>>President Trump: HILLARY CLINTON FAN. EXCUSE ME, HILLARY CLINTON FAN.>>Chris: LED THE OPERATIONS, COMMANDED THE OPERATIONS THAT TOOK DOWN SADDAM HUSSEIN AND KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN SAID THAT YOUR SENTIMENT IS THE GREATEST THREAT TO, CHRISSY IN HIS LIFETIME>>President Trump: HILLARY CLINTON BACKER AND AN OBAMA BACKER AND FRANKLY –>>Chris: HE IS A NAVY SEAL.>>President Trump: WOULD HAVE GOTTEN OSAMA BIN LADEN A LOT SOONER. IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN NICE. LIVING IN PAKISTAN, BEAUTIFULLY IN PAKISTAN AND WHAT I GUESS WAS CONSIDERED A NIGHT MANSION. I’VE SEEN NICER. WE GET PAKISTAN $1.3 BILLION A YEAR WHEN THEY DON’T TELL THEM.>>President Trump: YOU’RE NOT EVEN GOING TO GIVE THEM CREDIT FOR TAKING DOWN BIN LADEN?>>President Trump: LOOK, THERE’S NEWS RIGHT THERE. HE LIVED IN PAKISTAN. WE ARE SUPPORTING PAKISTAN. WE ARE GIVING A $1.3 BILLION A YEAR, WHICH WE DON’T DO ANYMORE, I ENDED IT. I’M TOTALLY IN FAVOR OF THE MEDIA, I’M IN FAVOR OF FREE PRESS. WHEN IT’S FAKE –>>Chris: YOU DON’T GET TO DECIDE WHAT IS FAIR AND WHAT’S NOT.>>President Trump: I CAN TELL YOU WHAT’S FAIR AND WHAT’S NOT. AND SO CAN MY PEOPLE.>>Chris: I UNDERSTAND THAT BUT –>>President Trump: WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING VERY GOOD — AS AN EXAMPLE –>>Chris: BARACK OBAMA WHINED ABOUT FOX NEWS ALL THE TIME BUT HE NEVER SAID WE WERE THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.>>President Trump: HE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT THE NEWS. HE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT ANYTHING. I’M ONLY SAYING IT VERY DIFFERENTLY THAN ANYONE HAS EVER SAID IT BEFORE. I AM SAYING FAKE NEWS, FALSE REPORTING, DISHONEST REPORTING, OF WHICH THERE IS A LOT, AND I KNOW IT. I KNOW IT BECAUSE I’M A SUBJECT OF IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW IT BUT WHEN I EXPLAINED IT TO THEM THEY UNDERSTAND. YOU KNOW THAT BETTER THAN — YOU DON’T HAVE TO SIT HERE AND ACT LIKE A PERFECT LITTLE WONDERFUL INNOCENT ANGEL. I KNOW YOU TOO WELL, I KNOW YOUR FATHER TOO WELL. THAT’S NOT YOUR JANE.>>Chris: I THINK SOME OF THE COVERAGE OF YOU, AND I’VE SET IT ON THE RECORD, IS BIASED, BUT I DON’T THINK –>>President Trump: MOST OF IT IS BIASED.>>Chris: I DON’T KNOW BUT THE IDEA THAT YOU CALL US THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.>>President Trump: I’M NOT CALLING YOU THAT.>>Chris: WE ARE ALTOGETHER.>>President Trump: NO. I’M NOT CALLING YOU –>>President Trump: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHEN YOU CALL ME. WHEN YOU CALL CNN AND “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” WE ARE IN SOLIDARITY, SIR.>>President Trump: FAKENESS, FAKE REPORTING IS WHAT’S TEARING THIS COUNTRY APART BECAUSE PEOPLE KNOW, PEOPLE LIKE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING AND THEY ARE NOT HEARING ABOUT IT.>>Chris: WHERE DO YOU RANK YOURSELF IN THE PANTHEON OF GREAT PRESIDENTS? THERE IS A LINCOLN AND, THERE’S FDR AND REAGAN. DO YOU MAKE THE TOP TEN?>>President Trump: I THINK I’M DOING A GREAT JOB. WE HAVE THE BEST ECONOMY WE’VE EVER HAD.>>Chris: SO WHERE DO YOU RANK YOURSELF?>>President Trump: WE WOULD BE IN WAR WITH NORTH KOREA IF THAT ADMINISTRATION HAD CONTINUED FORWARD. I HATE TO DO IT BUT I WILL DO IT. I GIVE MYSELF AN A+. IS THAT ENOUGH? CAN I GO HIGHER THAN THAT?>>Chris: CAN YOU ENVISION A SITUATION — YOU TALK ABOUT SIX WIRES, CAN YOU ENVISION A SITUATION WELL INTO YOUR SECOND TERM WHERE YOU THINK THAT YOU ARE SO GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY AND SO ESSENTIAL FOR THE PROGRESS OF THE COUNTRY THAT YOU WOULD TRY TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION SO YOU COULD SERVE A THIRD TERM?>>President Trump: NO.>>Chris: WHY NOT?>>President Trump: IT JUST WON’T HAPPEN. I THINK THE EIGHT YEAR LIMIT IS A GOOD THING, NOT A BAD THING.>>Chris: WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE CEMETERY AND THE FACT THEY DIDN’T GO BECAUSE IT WAS A SECURITY CONCERN AND YOU DID GO THE NEXT DAY.>>President Trump: EXCUSE ME, NOT SECURITY CONCERN. THEY WOULDN’T ALLOW ME TO GO. THEY SAID — SECRET SERVICE SAID SIR, YOU CANNOT GO, WE ARE NOT PREPARED. YOU CANNOT GO BECAUSE THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A HELICOPTER BUT THE HELICOPTER COULDN’T FLY. THEY SAID YOU CANNOT GO.>>Chris: HERE’S THE QUESTION, YOU ARE BACK IN WASHINGTON ON MONDAY, VETERANS DAY, WHY DON’T YOU GO ACROSS THE RIVER TO ARLINGTON FOR THAT CEREMONY? BARACK OBAMA WENT EVERY YEAR HE WAS HERE IN D.C.>>President Trump: I SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT. I WAS EXTREMELY BUSY ON THE CALLS FOR THE COUNTRY. WE DID A LOT OF CALLING, AS YOU KNOW.>>Chris: BUT THIS IS VETERANS DAY.>>President Trump: IN RETROSPECT I SHOULD HAVE, AND I DID LAST YEAR AND I WILL VIRTUALLY EVERY YEAR BUT WE HAD COME IN VERY LATE AT NIGHT AND I HAD JUST LEFT LITERALLY THE AMERICAN CEMETERY IN PARIS AND I REALLY PROBABLY ASSUMED THAT WAS FINE AND I WAS EXTREMELY BUSY BECAUSE AFFAIRS OF STATE, DOING OTHER THINGS. BUT I WOULD HAVE DONE IT.>>Chris: WHY HAVEN’T YOU VISITED OUR TROOPS SERVING IN WAR ZONES AND IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN AND THE TWO YEARS YOU’VE BEEN IN OFFICE AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF?>>President Trump: I THINK YOU WILL SEE THAT HAPPEN. THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE BEING PLANNED. WE KNOW WHAT TO TALK ABOUT IT OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE OF SECURITY REASONS AND EVERYTHING ELSE BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE PLANNED. AS YOU KNOW, I WAS VERY MUCH OPPOSED TO THE WAR IN IRAQ. I THINK IT WAS A TREMENDOUS MISTAKE. I DON’T THINK ANYBODY HAS BEEN — AS A PRESIDENT IN TERMS OF FUNDING, IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE THINGS I’VE BEEN ABLE TO GET THEM INCLUDING THE VETS, I DON’T THINK ANYBODY HAS DONE MORE THAN ME. I’VE HAD AN UNBELIEVABLE BUSY SCHEDULE AND I WILL BE DOING IT, ON TOP OF WHAT YOU HAVE THOSE PHONY WITCH HUNTS. ON TOP OF WHICH — WE’VE JUST BEEN VERY BUSY BUT I WILL BE DOING THAT.>>Chris: JUST BEFORE THE MIDTERMS SAID YOUR BIGGEST REGRET IS THAT PERHAPS YOU SHOULD HAVE HAD A SOFTER TONE IN HER TWO YEARS AS PRESIDENT, BUT SINCE THEN, SOME COULD ARGUE YOU’VE BEEN ON A TEAR. THE PRESS CONFERENCE THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION. YOU MOCKED SOME OF THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN WHO LOST, NOT EMBRACING YOU.>>ME A LOVE GAVE ME NO LOVE AND SHE LOST. TOO BAD, SORRY ABOUT THAT.>>Chris: THAT YOU WENT TWO AFRICAN-AMERICAN REPORTERS AND BASICALLY SAID THAT THERE WERE DOMINANT.>>THE SAME THING WITH APRIL RYAN. I WATCH HER GET UP. YOU TALK ABOUT SOMEBODY THAT’S A LOSER. SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT SHE’S DOING.>>DO YOU WANT THEM TO REIGN IN ROBERT MUELLER?>>President Trump: WHAT A STUPID QUESTION THAT IS. WHAT A STUPID QUESTION BUT I WATCH YOU A LOT. YOU ASK A LOT OF STUPID QUESTIONS.>>Chris: QUESTION, I WAS IN ST. JOE’S MISSOURI THIS LAST WEEKEND, TALKING TO A LOT OF LOYAL REPUBLICANS. THEY LOVE WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO THE ECONOMY. THEY LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE BASICALLY PUT ISIS OUT OF BUSINESS. THE ONE THING THEY SAY IS WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO DIVISIVE? WHY DON’T YOU DO MORE TO BRING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER.>>President Trump: I THINK THAT IF I WAS VERY DIFFERENT I WOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN WHAT WE HAD TO GET. THE BIGGEST TAX CUTS IN HISTORY, AND WATER APPROVED. GOT RID OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE, THE MOST UNPOPULAR THING YOU COULD IMAGINE, HEALTH CARE. I GOT RID OF IT, EVERYBODY SAID IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO GET RID OF IT. THE REGULATIONS. I THINK IF I WAS A MORE MODIFIED, MORE MODERATE IN THAT SENSE I DON’T THINK I WOULD HAVE DONE HALF OF THE THINGS THAT I WAS ABLE TO GET COMPLETED. WITH THAT BEING SAID, OTHER THAN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CERTAIN ABILITY TO FIGHT BACK, AND AS YOU KNOW PEOPLE — THEY TAKE STRONG STANCE ON ME BOTH WAYS. LOVE AND HATE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT MAYBE A LITTLE BIT MORE RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE BUT SOMETHING THAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME BUT A LOT OF TIMES YOU CAN’T PRACTICE TONE BECAUSE YOU HAVE PEOPLE COMING AT YOU SO HARD THAT IF YOU DON’T FIGHT BACK IN A SOMEWHAT VIGOROUS WAY YOU’RE NOT GOING TO WIN AND WE HAVE TO WIN. THIS COUNTRY HAS TO WIN. WE HAVE A LOT OF VICTORIES COMING AND I THINK IF I GO TO LOKI WERE NOT GOING TO HAVE THOSE VICTORIES.>>Chris: MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU.>>President Trump: THANK YOU.>>Chris: AT ONE POINT OF CLARIFICATION, ADMIRAL MCRAVEN NEVER ENDORSED A CANDIDATE FOR

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  1. Mr.Trump repeated 1 sentence like 100 times and interviewer still didn't understand the answer…omg. Also, let the President do his job. Fake news only disturb him as this useless interview.

  2. It's funny though, you know that he's very much supporting the 2nd amendment right? It's just stupid to think that he's suppressing the media, i think y'all know what happened when government suppressed the American people, well yeah….

  3. It don't matter if the president is getting picked on the issue is it's all lies if they told the truth that would be a different story and it is the enemy of the people because we're the ones who are getting fed all this hogwash

  4. I watched the night he was interviewed about the debates and the so called Quote he made of Megan Fox the blood coming out of her eyes , the blood coming out of where ever. This is where I changed my outlook and became pro Trump. I watched the original interview and they kept asking him over and over again the same question, 7 or 8 times. He answered politely well. On the 6 , 7 th time he started to become short , like he couldn't believe the interviewer would keep asking the same question and said the last answer that famous over played clip and they ran with that one and cut out the entire pre story of him saying how the night went. The President went to say hello to her are you nervous … talking to Megan ,Trump says he was getting a feeling she was sick or something, her being uncharacteristically dismissive towards him short with him. And later she even said she was sick under pressure and she felt she was going to loose her seat to interview. Thus she was off her game. I saw what they did to his words and that was it. The press does lie they do change the narrative.

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  6. Now that there is actual proofs of fake news and connections with dnc and google and blacklists and bias and Russian bs and etc…what will Wallace and the fake news say now? Let him run the country!

  7. Authoritarian countries suppress the media because they know how much damage fake news can do especially if the populace is ignorant. & as for that aged former navy seal – it's his job to do or die otherwise you won't be any army – just an endless argument about beliefs.

  8. You can see Wallace try to control the meet, not the job of reporter. He is t o ask questions, and allow an answer. I don't care what Wallace wants.

  9. Dont be so hard on wallace, what his corporate masters want is what he gives. No matter how dirty his knees get!!

  10. I think Chris Wallace likes to play dumb. More and more journalists are admitting that their news organizations aren't concerned whether or not their reporters "get it right and/or are factually correct". Their bosses want clicks. Sensationalism. The more preposterous a story, the better. Fake news isn't going anywhere soon. As long as there are thirsty minions, the MSM will gladly keep pouring the Kool Aid.

  11. Chris seems to think reporters at CNN have the same integrity as he might have himself, and thus, he defends them?

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