Donald Trump is not a fan of the mainstream media and the feeling is mutual. With the president's feud with CNN heating up, a leaked Audio Tape has revealed even more of Trump's thoughts about the network, including the possibility of taking legal action.

Trump on CNN

Ever since the early days of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump and the majority of the media have failed to see eye to eye. It started when the former host of "The Apprentice" labeled illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers," which instantly triggered backlash.

In the two years that have followed, Trump has made a habit out of bashing the media, labeling any report he doesn't agree with as "fake news." Earlier this year, the president even went as far as banning several well-respected news outlets from attending a press briefing at the White House. While Trump has been at odds with several newspapers, networks, and reporters, it's his rift with CNN that has been the most heated. The bad blood between the two took a turn for the worst last week when the network was forced to retract a false story linking a Russian bank to the president. As CNN has been hit with criticism in recent days, a leaked audio tape from a recent fundraiser exposes new thoughts from the billionaire real estate mogul, as reported by the Intercept, and later the New York Post, on June 30.

Last Wednesday, the Republican National Committee held a fundraiser at Donald Trump's hotel in Washington, D.C. where he took time to rip into his number one media target. "Boy, did CNN get killed over the last few days," Trump said to those in attendance.

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"It's a shame what they've done to the name CNN, that I can tell you," Donald Trump went on to say.

"As far as I'm concerned, I love it," the president admitted. "If anybody’s a lawyer in the house and thinks I have a good lawsuit, and I feel like we do." Trump called out, before asking, "Wouldn't that be fun?"

Trump gets personal

Not stopping there, the audio tape also reveals Donald Trump referring to those in front and behind the scenes at CNN as "horrible human beings" who are "really dishonest people." At one point, Trump goes on to ask "should I sure them?" while trashing the network again as "phonies." Trump took the time to target network contributor Van Jones, while predicting that CNN President Jeff Zucker would soon be out of a job. As of press time, CNN has not released a statement about the audio tape in question.