Published: Tue, December 12, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Internet roasts Trump for insisting he doesn't watch CNN

Internet roasts Trump for insisting he doesn't watch CNN

He flips to CNN for news, moves to Fox & Friends for comfort and messaging ideas and sometimes watches MSNBC's Morning Joe because, friends suspect, it fires him up for the day.

The Times reported that about 5:30 each morning, Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House's master bedroom.

Don Beyer, who represents Virginia's 8th District in Congress, lashed out at the United States president for his apparent obsession with watching TV.

"Believe it or not, even when I'm in Washington or NY, I do not watch much television", he said.

The New York Times published a lengthy feature story over the weekend headlined "Inside Trump's hour-by-hour battle for self-preservation", which is brimming with behind-the-scenes detail of the President's behaviour inside the White House's walls.

Before taking office, Trump told top aides to think of each presidential day as an episode in a television show in which he vanquishes rivals. Trump sometimes "hate-watches" CNN host Don Lemon, according to the report.

Reports of the president's voracious television watching contradict an interview he gave to reporters during a trip to Asia.

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They're also trying to reduce the amount of time Trump has to tweet by filling his days with meetings, much as you would attempt to distract a toddler from mashing mayonnaise into your laptop by desperately turning on Peppa Pig.

Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day - Wrong!

We know what you're thinking: How in the hell could anyone with a full-time job squeeze in eight hours of TV-watching?

Trump also had a 60-inch flat screen TV in his private White House dining room, according to Time magazine.

He continued, "But I don't get to watch much television". And like sitcom dads of yore, the president has a rule about nobody else touching the remote control - unless they're "technical support staff" (the need for which is left unexplained).

"And different things. I actually read much more - I read you people much more than I watch television".

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