President Donald Trump on Thursday proposed starting a news network to counter one of his favorite media targets.
“CNN is a voice that really seems to be the voice out there and it’s a terrible thing for our country,” Trump said, diverging from his speech on protecting Medicare for seniors at an event in The Villages, Fla. “We ought to start our own network and put some real news out there, because they are so bad for our country.”
“We’re looking at that. We should do something about it, too,” he added. “Put some really talented people and get a real voice out there, not a voice that’s fake.”
The president initially slammed the media within minutes of the event, pointing at journalists in attendance while saying that “the fake news is back there.” The comment was met with an uproar of boos from the crowd.