President Trump 'raged at his staff' for tuning Melania's TV to CNN aboard Air Force One
An email obtained by The New York Times, states that a request has been placed for the president and the first lady to have two additional TVs.
President Donald Trump reportedly "caused a bit of a stir" onboard Air Force One after he spotted the First Lady Melania Trump's TV tuned in to CNN — a television network he has expressed his dislike for on multiple occasions and frequently refers to it as "fake news."
An email obtained by The New York Times, states that a request has been placed for the president and the first lady to have two additional TVs so that they could watch their own shows in separate hotel rooms while traveling. Reports state that the email also mentioned that the TVs should also be tuned in to Fox News — Trump's preferred news network — as a standard protocol.
Trump and Melania are said to have separate routines during the nighttime. According to Michael Wolff's book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,' while President Trump prefers staying in his room to watch TV and eat cheeseburgers at night, his wife prefers sleeping in a separate room. The Republican, however, has slammed Wolff's book, stating that it is a work of fiction, reports state.
Trump's outrage at CNN onboard Air Force One has come at a time when the Republican has increased his tirade against the media over the ongoing Russia investigation. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is leading a probe to determine whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential elections.
Trump, after his visit to the UK and his meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, had reportedly called his own exclusive interview with the British newspaper The Sun "fake news." The president recently even refused to answer a question from a CNN reporter who was present at a press conference in the UK, telling him that he wanted to take questions from a "real network," meaning Fox News.
The president also slammed NBC recently, while speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Kansas City, for running a report he did not agree with.
"I saw a piece on NBC. It was heart-throbbing. They were interviewing people. They probably go through 20, and then they pick the one that sounds like the worst. But they went through a group of people. 'In fact, I wanted to say, I’ve got to do something about this Trump.' Terrible. And that piece was done by the lobbyists and by the people that they hire. It was a total setup," Trump said.
"Don't believe the crap you hear from these people—the fake news," Trump added. "What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening," the Republican added.
Trump has taken his war against mainstream media to an extent where he announced the Fake News Awards earlier this year. The awards were introduced to highlight the news outlets he said were responsible for misrepresenting him or producing false reports both before, and during, his presidency.