Trump Watches CNN and 'Morning Joe' To 'Get Fired Up,' Report Says


A New York Times report Saturday detailed President Donald Trump's complicated relationship with TV news and his heavy consumption of it.

Before entering the White House, Trump reportedly told aides to think of each day as an episode in a TV show in which he "vanquishes rivals", according to the report.

While the others have made a decision to summarize the Trump's presidency in details.

Trump spends at least four hours a day watching TV, and sometimes as many as eight hours, while "marinating in the no-holds-barred wars of cable news and eager to fire back".

President Donald Trump often watches the late-night Fox News Channel lineup, but sometimes tunes in CNN for "hate-watches", especially host Don Lemon, to get riled up, according to The New York Times.

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However, according to the Times, the President went on to complain later that day that the only thing he could watch while in the Phillippines was CNN.

Trump told the reporters, "Believe it or not, even when I'm in Washington or NY, I do not watch much television".

"I know they like to say-people that don't know me-they like to say I watch television", Trump said.

"You know, fake reporters, fake sources", Trump stated.

"But I don't get to watch much television".

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Throughout the first year of his presidency, President Donald Trump has attempted to convince the public that he actually doesn't watch that much television. Primarily because of documents. "I'm reading documents a lot", he said. They've learned that if Trump does not immediately tweet about "something memorable" on Fox, he may be saving it for later viewing on his "Super TiVo" recorder and instead watch MSNBC or CNN live-both of which put him "in a foul mood to start the day".

Wherever Trump is in the White House, a TV will usually be on somewhere - and per Trump's rules, only he and technical support staff are allowed to touch them.

Trump's compulsion to watch TV is so strong that when meetings are held in the White House dining room, the 60-inch TV he had installed there when he moved in remains on constantly.

"I do not watch much television", he told reporters aboard Air Force One in November.

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