President Trump Tells Reporters NBC News Is Worse Than CNN

President Trump Tells Reporters NBC News Is Worse Than CNN
President Donald Trump at an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Colin Fredericson

President Trump told reporters that NBC has less credibility than CNN.

As Trump fielded questions from reporters, he weighed in on the state of major media outlets, particularly commenting on NBC and The New York Times.

The NBC reporter asked Trump about things he said regarding Democratic presidential candidate frontrunner Joe Biden.

“This guy is the most biased reporter—NBC. You know, I made a lot of money for NBC with 'The Apprentice,' and I used to like them, but they are the most biased,” Trump responded.

Trump then gets further into why he feels NBC is biased, and what this reporter is doing in particular to confirm this.

“Peter is such a biased … You should be able to ask a question, same question, in a better way. You are so obviously biased, and that’s why the public has no confidence in the media.”

NBC reporter Peter Alexander continued to question Trump about his Biden remarks. Trump doubled down on his opinion of Biden and then moved on to another question.

The next reporter raised a question about leaked documents from The New York Times that showed the newspaper’s strategy for attacking Trump going forward. During Trump’s response to the question, NBC came up again.

“It is a totally dishonest newspaper. It’s a paper that really has lost tremendous credibility. And let me tell you, in six years, or maybe 10 or maybe 14, right? In six years, when I’m not here, The New York Times goes out of business very quickly. And you know who else goes out? Like NBC News?”

Trump further expressed the opinion he has of NBC News and Peter Alexander.

“NBC News has less credibility, in my opinion, with guys like you, than CNN. I think CNN has more credibility than NBC News.”

Trump then clarified his comments about CNN and NBC to the CNN reporter.

“Did you hear what I said? I said you have more credibility than this guy. Go ahead [with your question]. And that’s not saying much. You know why? Because I don’t think you have very much credibility. But I will tell you this. NBC, I think, has less credibility than CNN. That’s not saying much. But that’s the way …”

Colin is a New York-based reporter. He covers Entertainment, U.S., and international news. Besides writing for online news outlets he has worked in online marketing and advertising, done voiceover work, and has a background in sound engineering and filmmaking. His foreign language skills include Spanish and Chinese.
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