Trump demands New York Times and Washington Post apologize to Sean Hannity during bonkers Fox News interview
President Donald Trump lashed out at the media during an exclusive interview with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
The president repeatedly hyped the interview on Twitter.
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The interview, which lasted over 40 minutes, included a great deal of media criticism from the president.
“The Washington Post, The New York Times received Pulitzers for their quote ‘coverage of the Russian probe,'” Hannity noted. “You’ve seen the coverage over two-plus years. Russia, Russia, Russia. Trump, Trump, Trump. Collusion, collusion, collusion.”
“Do you think the news media in this country — and their coverage on this — owes you an apology?” Hannity asked.
“Well, they do owe me an apology — big one,” Trump replied.
“They owe you an apology and all of the people that you mentioned previously and somebody of the other people,” Trump added.
“I’m not holding my breath,” Hannity interjected.
“We actually had a lot of support,” Trump argued. “I watch you and Tucker and I watch Laura and your great guys in the morning with Steve and Ainsley and Brian. Brian came a long way, I kid him, but he came a long way. And so many other people.”
“Not only on Fox, in all fair news. But you look at Jesse has been so great. Just so many people,” Trump said, also mentioning The Washington Times.
“We have far more support than people understand. If we didn’t, I wouldn’t even be talking to you right now,” Trump admitted. “It would be a total mess.”
The Washington Post and New York Times weren’t the only publications to draw Trump’s ire.
“I think NBC is more corrupt than CNN if that’s possible,” Trump argued. “I think they were more hostile frankly than CNN which is hard to believe.”
“But this fake, fake, horrible stuff — nobody can believe how dishonest they have been,” he added.
Also on Thursday, it was reported Hannity is considering leaving Fox News for being insufficiently subservient to Trump.