Media Matters reports:
Ever since President Donald Trump’s disastrous interview with NBC’s Lester Holt on May 11 2017 — in which he may have admitted to obstructing justice — Trump has given in-person TV interviews to only friendly journalists who mostly avoid asking tough questions. Over the past year, Trump has appeared on television for in-person interviews 14 times and only with fawning reporters.
He has given 11 interviews to Fox News and Fox Business, one to Christian Broadcasting Network’s Pat Robertson, one to Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Mike Huckabee, one to CNBC’s Joe Kernen, and one to ITV’s Piers Morgan. Oftentimes, rather than posing hard-hitting questions, the journalists use their time with the president to compliment his performance, criticize the media, and hype his achievements.