President Donald Trump says he’ll “take the gloves” off when it comes to the media, telling CNN’s Dana Bash on Wednesday that he would “take it off” when it came to the “fake media.”
Trump is in New Hampshire to stump for his wife, Melania, who is running for Congress against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
“The fake media is going to be treated very, very unfairly, and it’s going to have a big impact,” Trump said of the press.
“They have a lot of people, a lot more than they should have, and they’re going to lose a lot, because they’re not going to report it, and that’s going.
So, you know, I’ll take it off.
I don’t want to do it anymore.
I think that the media is dishonest.
I know it’s true.
And I don.
But I think it’s got to change, and I think the people are going to say that.”
Trump’s remarks came just hours after the president said in an interview with Fox News that he was considering the idea of firing the reporters he accuses of bias.
“I’ll tell you one thing, I’m not going anywhere,” Trump told Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly.
“There are some great reporters in the press and I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and they’ll write what they want to write, and there are other reporters that are very good.
So I’ll say that.
But, I don�t want them working for me, so that’s why I don?t want to be involved in that.”