From Trump’s interview with Christian Broadcasting Network reporter David Brody:
In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, President Donald Trump says the media in America is the, “opposition party.” “I think the media is the opposition party in many ways,” Trump tells me during our sit down interview at The White House. “I’m not talking about everybody, but a big portion of the media, the dishonesty, total deceit and deception. It makes them certainly partially the opposition party, absolutely. I think they’re much more capable than the opposition party. The opposition party is losing badly. Now the media is on the opposition party’s side.” Trump’s comments come a day after Steve Bannon, one of his top advisors stated that the media was the, “opposition party.”
Let’s be clear: it’s a new media landscape in DC. The Brody File was granted the third interview since Donald Trump became president. At Sean Spicer’s first press briefing, Jennifer Wishon, my colleague and White House Correspondent at CBN News asked the second question of all journalists. And for all the, “haters” out there, let the record reflect that I interviewed Barack Obama four times and he called me one of the, “fairest” reporters out there. So there’s that.
More from Politico:
The president reiterated his claim that the New York Times lost readers because of its coverage of him during the campaign, which the Times refuted after the election.
“The media is a disgrace, and they’ve called me wrong from the beginning. [The] New York Times has called me wrong from the beginning,” he said. “They actually apologized to their readers. They lost a lot of subscriptions not because their readers even like me — they said how inaccurate could you be? Because if you read The New York Times, there was no chance that Trump was going to win. And we go out there, and I felt I was going to win based on the crowds — you saw the crowds better than anybody. So, it’s a very interesting fact.”
The Times, however, told POLITICO in November that it had added more than four times its average number of net new digital and print subscriptions since Election Day.