Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) suggested on Thursday that he spreads false information so that media will write “stupid stories.”
According to The Associated Press, LePage revealed the tactic while speaking to Newsradio WGAN on Thursday.
“I just love to sit in my office and make up ways so they’ll write these stupid stories because they are just so stupid, it’s awful,” he said.
Taking a page from President Donald Trump’s war on the press, LePage called Maine reporters “vile,” “inaccurate” and “useless.”
“The sooner the print press goes away, the better society will be,” he remarked.
Two Republican senators recently told the press that LePage had notified them that he would be leaving the state during a government shutdown. His office later called the report “fake news.”
LePage’s office did not respond to Raw Story by the time of publication.