Even Fox News has had enough of Trump’s bullshit.
This weekend Reince Priebus appeared on several of the Sunday morning shows. Priebus tried to defend Trump, but not even Fox’s Chris Wallace was buying it.
It’s been another week of Trump insanity and incompetence. And another week of Trump trying to delegitimize and demonize the media. He is angry because the press is exposing his corruption. And now he’s calling the press “the enemy of the American people.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
So on Sunday morning on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked Trump’s Chief of Staff about Trump’s statement.
“He said that the fake media, not certain stories, the fake media are an enemy to the country. We don’t have a state-run media in this country. That’s what they have in dictatorships.”
Priebus shot back,
“It’s not just two stories. Then, it’s followed up by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, of other cable stations, not necessarily Fox, that all day long, on every chyron, every seven minutes, they’re talking about Russian spies. Talking about the intelligence community.”
“Talking about how me and Steve Bannon don’t like each other and what’s Kellyanne [Conway] doing. All this just total garbage. Unsourced stuff.”
He went on to attack the New York Times for reporting that members of Trump’s campaign had constant contact with Russian intelligence agents before the election.
“Unsourced stuff. I think you should in some cases, or in most cases, actually have a named source.”
“Here’s the problem, when the president says — that we’re the enemy of the American people, it makes it sound like if you’re going against him, you’re going against the country.”
Priebus then complained about the Russia coverage,
“Some of these things were covered. But you get about 10 percent coverage on the fact that you had a very successful meeting with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, the prime minister of the U.K., the prime minister of Canada … but then as soon as it was over, the next 20 hours is all about Russian spies.”
Wallace, not letting Priebus off the hook said,
“But you don’t get to tell us what to do, Reince. You don’t get to tell us what to do any more than Barack Obama did.”