Giving credit where credit is due, Brody and Pavlich asked pointed questions about Flynn, the Iran nuclear deal, and Israeli settlements, but the answers were totally uninteresting, if not vague.
During a vigorous back-and-forth with CNN's Jim Acosta on Thursday, the president said that he was not undermining confidence in the news media because the public had none.
Acosta then asked a question about why Trump welcomed WikiLeaks email dumps but railed against leaks that led to the resignation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
'Just because of the attack of fake news and attacking our network, I just want to ask you, sir.' Acosta began as he caught Trump's attention. I do get good ratings, you have to admit that. I know what was said.
Later in the exchange, after Acosta said he was looking to follow up on previous questions, Trump interrupted to comment on his network's ratings. I see it. I am amazed by it.
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Trump later lamented the "hatred" and "tone" of CNN, particularly Don Lemon's "CNN Tonight", for having what he characterized as anti-Trump, unbalanced panels.
Trump praised "FOX & Friends", the Fox News morning show, for their treatment of him. But they have the most honest morning show. If you look - the hatred, ' Trump complained. That is a constant hit on me. The good news is he doesn't have good ratings, but the panel is nearly exclusive anti-Trump.
"We do have other people", Trump said. In the other case, you're talking about John Podesta saying bad things about the boss", said Trump, referring to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonCNN reporter to Trump: "I don't hate you" Trump: "Classification differentiates Clinton emails from WH leaks Dems blast McConnell for not delaying vote on EPA nominee MORE's campaign chairman. Take a look at your shows in the morning and the evening.
Similarly, in the Monday press conference Trump gave with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the president called on a local reporter from Sinclair-owned ABC 7 (Sinclair has been criticized for its local reporting, which has a conservative slant) and from the conservative news site The Daily Caller.