“There’s a saying in politics that personnel is policy,” Matt Gertz, a senior fellow at Media Matters, said on a recent afternoon. “The people who surround principals in the political world can have a lot of influence.” Gertz, 34, is best known for tracking Donald Trump’s Twitter account for clues about his well-reported habit of watching Fox News. On Twitter and via a Media Matters video archive, Gertz flags when Trump’s posts seem tied directly to programming—on Fox & Friends, Hannity and Lou Dobbs Tonight.
A supporter of President Trump “violently pushed and shoved” a camera operator during the president’s rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, the broadcaster said.
The State of the Union is typically a US president’s most-watched speech of the year. So Tuesday night is a big stage for President Trump. And I’m wondering: Are the networks and their fact-checking teams up to the task?
Margaret Sullivan: It’s as simple as this: Trump doesn’t believe that the news about him is fake. No matter how many times he says it. He merely objects to the fact that it doesn’t reflect well on him. But negative doesn’t mean untrue. It doesn’t even mean unfair. And at his core, Trump knows this.
New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger asked the president to curb his anti-press rhetoric. Trump replied with a request for “a great story, just one” from The Times.
President Trump on Sunday blasted a pair of Fox News reporters over their coverage of the border wall negotiations, claiming that they have “less understanding” than journalists at “fake news CNN & NBC.”
Trump announced the agreement to break the 35-day impasse as intensifying delays at the nation’s airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to efforts to resolve the standoff. The deal would open the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president’s demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
At the end of a chaotic day punctuated by a failed meeting between President Trump and Democratic leaders intended to end the partial government shutdown, the president took to Twitter late Wednesday night to air his well-worn grievances about a familiar adversary — the media. In a series of tweets and retweets, Trump once again voiced disdain for the ““Mainstream Media,” specifically naming NBC and MSNBC as the source of his ire.
President Donald Trump will sit for an exclusive interview by Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday. The cable news outlet said Wednesday that the two old pals will be on Hannity to discuss Trump’s ongoing battle with Democrats on the government shutdown along with his plans for border security.