It's no secret that #Donald Trump and the mainstream media are not on the same page. After yet another controversial week with Trump as president, one CNN host set the record straight in regards to how he thinks the president has become so successful.
CNN on Trump
Years before he became a candidate for president, Donald Trump was often known as a shady business man. Having filed for bankruptcy on more than one occasion, the billionaire real estate mogul has always found a way to bounce back into the spotlight. After being signed as the host of host of "The Apprentice" in 2004, Trump's name was once again in the headlines, which he used to help launch his presidential campaign. Since the start of his campaign and until present day in the #White House, Trump has found ways to dismiss facts and still convince people that he is accurate, regardless of how often he is debunked on an issue. These issues were tackled during a segment on CNN, which was later reported by The Hill on March 18.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 18, 2017
Joining fellow CNN host Don Lemon was #Fareed Zakaria who didn't hold back his thoughts on Donald Trump. "The president is somewhat indifferent to things that are true or false," Zakaria explained. "He’s spent his whole life bullshi**ing. He’s succeeded by bullshi**ing," he said, before adding, "He has gotten the presidency by bullshi**ing."
Not stopping there, Fareed Zakaria continued to target the president for his con-man like presidency. "It's very hard to tell somebody at that point that bullsh*t doesn't work, because look at the results right?" he noted, while stating, "that's what he does." In conclusion, the CNN host said that Trump was "degrading the office of the presidency" and "degrading all these people around him."
Trump and the media
After Donald Trump announced his campaign for president in June 2015, he quickly came under fire from the media when he labeled illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." In the year and a half since then, the president has waged a war of words against the press, going as far as referring to reporters and journalists as "terrible" and "the most dishonest people" he's ever met. Routinely calling the mainstream media "fake news," Trump's feud with the press is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.