Over the last two and a half years, Donald Trump has made it a point to lash out at what is being broadcasted on Cable News. While the president has been a routine watcher of cable news, Trump now claims that he is just too busy to do so anymore.

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It all started back in the summer of 2015 when Donald Trump first announced his campaign for president on the floor of Trump Tower in New York City. With his family by his side, the former host of "The Apprentice" went on to cause a media frenzy when he referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers." Trump predictably targeted the press over their coverage, in what planted the seed of their feud that has grown into an all out war of words between both sides.

It soon became common place for Trump to use his social media accounts to comment on what was taking place on various cable news programs, typically ripping into CNN and MSNBC, while praising the conservative-leaning Fox News. Trump even went as far as to call out certain shows, like MSNBC's "Morning Joe," while insulting the hosts in the process. Despite this, the president now says he no longer watches cable news programming because he is so busy "reading documents" at the White House, as reported by The Hill on November 11.

While speaking to reporters on Saturday, Donald Trump left many scratching their heads after claiming that he doesn't watch cable news or any other television shows.

"Believe it or not, even when I’m in Washington or New York, I do not watch much television," Trump said.

"People that don’t know me, they like to say I watch television, people with fake sources," Donald Trump stated, while explaining, "You know, fake reporters, fake sources." "I don’t get to watch much television. Primarily because of documents.

I’m reading documents. A lot," the president added. "I actually read much more," he continued, before stating, "I read you people much more than I watch television."

Twitter reacts

Not long after Donald Trump publicly denied that he watched television in the White House, critics wasted no time lashing out. "You can barely read, so stop it, Donald, You watch MOSTLY TV," one tweet read.

"This is real life SNL," another tweet added. "Reading?' This is so funny. He gets his 'news' and intelligence briefings from Fox & Friends," a Twitter user wrote.

"Yet constantly tweets about fake news, CNN and Fox News," an additional tweet pointed out.

"I don't watch much TV, but when I do I watch fox and friends every morning and go on Twitter rants about the bullsh*t they were airing. I also don't have time to golf every weekend...oh right," a tweet said sarcastically. As the backlash continued, the opposition to Donald Trump showed no signs of slowing down anytime soon.