Trump to NBC correspondent: You're worse than CNN

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

NBC's Peter Alexander at WHSome people suggest that President Donald Trump doesn't feel like he's had a good day unless he can poke the media a bit. If that's the case, Wednesday was a very good day for the president.

On his way out of town, the president stopped to talk to the group of reporters staked out at the White House. He gave indications early on that he was in a fighting mood:

Trump: "If you stopped being an organ of the Democrats – just let me answer the question, I'll answer it very easily. It's a very simple question."

But when NBC's Peter Alexander (pictured) asked if the president made as many gaffes as Joe Biden, Trump unloaded:

Trump: "This guy is the most biased reporter – NBC. You know, I made a lot of money for NBC with 'The Apprentice' and I used to like them, but they are the most biased [new outlet and] Peter is such a biased [reporter]. You should be able to ask a question, same question in a better way."

Trump: "NBC News has less credibility, in my opinion, with guys like you, than CNN." [Turning to a CNN reporter] "You hear what I said? I think CNN has more credibility than NBC News – and that's not saying much because I don't think you have very much credibility."

Kyle Drennen of Media Research Center says the president is right about the mainstream media's bias. "They're constantly just regurgitating Democratic talking points," he tells OneNewsNow.

Drennen

And those outlets, he argues, are doing damage to their reputation that will last long after President Trump completes a second term in office.

"It's hard to imagine how anyone's going to be able to look at these people in the news media anymore and believe anything that's coming out of their mouths," says Drennen.

Alexander has been NBC News' White House correspondent since 2012.

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