Trump says he doesn't watch much TV to keep his 'sanity' and then details what exactly he does watch
Trump also mentioned Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, using his moniker for the newsman "sleepy eyes" and slammed him for suggesting that he had given too much to North Korea.
President Donald Trump, phoned into his favorite morning show on Thursday — Fox & Friends and claimed that he does not watch much television, adding that he does so to keep his "sanity."
Trump said: "I don't watch things now. I can put it out of my mind and I never, ever thought that that would be possible. And you know what that does? It keeps you – you keep your sanity and it works very well."
Immediately after the president made the statement, he mentioned how he had watched CNN's town hall on Wednesday night, which featured former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey, and called him a "liar".
Comey and Trump have been exchanging barbs ever since the release of the former FBI chief's book 'A Higher Loyalty.' "But last night I did watch – I did watch a liar-leaker and his performance, by the way, was horrible," Trump said.
"And I will say this, Anderson Cooper was surprisingly tough and he did a good job,' the Republican added. Trump was reportedly referring to the CNN anchor who moderated the town hall discussion.
The co-host of Fox & Friends agreed with the president at this juncture and said: "He did."
President Trump also mentioned Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, using his moniker for the newsman "sleepy eyes." Trump slammed the presenter over suggesting that he had given too much to North Korea in advance of his scheduled meeting with the regime's leader Kim Jong Un.
"So I have this guy, fake news – he's on television saying "Why am I giving up something?" I never gave up anything," Trump said, while talking to at three hosts of Fox & Friends. "The people have to understand how dishonest the news is," he added.
"And, in all fairness to Fox, you guys don't always treat me great, but you treat me fairly. You know, it's not like Fox is perfect for me. They're not – they're tough, but at least it's fair," Trump said.
The president also added that he did not watch NBC anymore, deeming the news organization "as bad" as CNN, according to reports. The Republican also claimed that he made a lot of money for the channel.
"And by the way, I made them a fortune with The Apprentice. You would think that these guys would treat me great. So they treat me horribly and they treat me falsely," Trump claimed.