Donald Trump finally got wind of a news story that ran Saturday, depicting how he drinks 12 Diet Cokes a day, watches eight hours of television, and traffics in falsehoods and conspiracy theories. Of course, there was the obligatory angry denial, and then it became obvious that he got the story from watching CNN, which is precisely what he steadfastly maintains that he never does.
Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the “dumbest man on television!” Bad Reporting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2017
This story is two days old. You’re seeing it now because it’s being reported on TV. https://t.co/sEKu7jDrWD
— 139 days ago Trump promised 24-hr Hezbollah answer (@MattNegrin) December 11, 2017
Also, how would he know if he’s the dumbest man on television… unless he had watched him… on television!
— Farhan Lalji (@farhanlalji) December 11, 2017
“While I don’t watch TV, here is a short list of my least favorite channels and news personalities.”
— Dan Peters (@dhp23913) December 11, 2017
Being president is hard work, after golfing, tweeting and eating Big Macs you barely have time to watch eight hours of television per day.
— Steve Bannon (@PRESlDENTBANNON) December 11, 2017
Discrediting the news every day is really getting old. We didn’t have this “fake news” problems until we got a “fake president”.
— Don’t Leave Blank (@WTFisGoingOnDon) December 11, 2017