To kick off the start off black history month, Donald Trump and his administration put together a White House event to honor the contributions of African-Americans. During a round-table discussion, the new president couldn't help but go off script to attack his favorite media target; CNN.

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Beginning at the start of his presidential campaign just over a year and a half ago, Donald Trump has engaged in a war of words with the media.

It started when he announced his candidacy in June 2015, when he referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." Since that time, Trump has made controversial remarks, or proposed questionable policies, that his critics have labeled as "racist." In response, the billionaire real estate mogul has accused the media of being "terrible" and "dishonest" in an attempt to hurt his campaign, and now administration.

As reported by Mediaite on February 1, Trump even took time from his Black History Month event to smear CNN.

While offering praise for Paris Dennard, a Republican strategist who often contributes to CNN, Trump made sure to get a shot in on the cable news channel. "Paris has done an amazing job in a very hostile CNN community," Trump said, before stating, "He's all by himself, seven people and Paris." Continuing, Trump also added, "I'll take Paris over the seven."

Going further, Donald Trump continued his attack on CNN during the Black History Month round-table, while also praising Fox News in the process.

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"I don't watch CNN so I don't get to see you as much," Trump said to Dennard, noting, "I don't like watching fake news." The former host of "The Apprentice" then turned to the camera, before saying, "Fox has treated me very nice. Wherever Fox is, thank you." As expected, the president has had a mostly solid relationship with Fox News, as the network is known for its right-wing slant and conservative opinion shows, with Trump forming a close bond with host Sean Hannity over the last year.

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As Donald Trump and his feud with the news media continues, it's likely that the gap between both sides will only widen over the next four years. While Trump and the press were often at odds during the election, the tension has only gotten worst since Inauguration Day, and it doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon.

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