“You can’t make this stuff up.”
—Donald J. Trump, November 13, 2020, in response to an AP interview on the AP story on his taxes and health care.
“I just want to say to you, this is just so ridiculous, the fact that the media would take your words out of context and then try to put that in context to say I don’t think that you’re being truthful.”
—Trump on the story on the White House’s tax returns, September 26, 2020.
“The fake news media is going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred of our president.”
—On Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, May 30, 2021, on Trump’s feud with Kelly.
“We’re going to take our country back from the media, we’re going, we are going to win.
We’re going win, and we are taking back our country.”
—White House press secretary Sean Spicer, March 27, 2021.
“This is a disgrace.
The media, the Democrats, are trying to destroy the presidency of Donald J. Trumps by lying, mischaracterizing, and outright fabricating the facts to advance a false narrative.”
—President Trump, March 3, 2021 in a press conference at the White.
“They don’t understand, they don’t know the difference between a reporter, a news reporter, and a citizen journalist.”
—The president, in a statement to reporters, June 5, 2021 on the resignation of The New York Times’ senior executive editor Dean Baquet.
“Fake news media, with its fake sources and fabricated stories, is trying to delegitimize our president in an attempt to elect their candidate, Hillary Clinton.”
—Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, June 18, 2021 at a press briefing.
“What they don [the press] don’t get is that the president is in charge.
We have to do our job.
And when the president doesn’t do his job, then the American people will do their job.”
—In an interview on Fox News, March 5, 2022.
“It’s all about the president.
You can’t talk about that.
It’s a total fabrication.”
—Speaking to reporters during the Republican National Convention in July 2022.
“[The] media are going crazy, the fake news is going insane.”
—During a press scrum at a news conference in Washington, DC, July 20, 2022, after former FBI Director James Comey testified to Congress.
“No, we don’t want to be the target of this.
We don’t believe that there’s anything wrong with our president being the president of the United States.
But when the press starts to attack the president, we’ll have no choice but to stand up and say, ‘That’s wrong.'”
—On ABC’s “This Week,” September 24, 2022: “I think the press is the enemy of the American public.
They’re trying to undermine our president, they’re trying a little bit, but I think the media is doing it.”
—At a press availability, September 28, 2022 in Houston.
“Well, if you look at the way they report, they are not reporting the facts.”
—Following a briefing at the Department of Homeland Security, September 30, 2022 “The president is the boss.
We are the people.
“We have the absolute right to ask, ‘Is this what the president’s going to do? “
—On CNN’s State of the Union, October 5, 2019: “We will not allow a president who has broken the law and lied to the American voters, who has betrayed our country, to become president.
“”We have the absolute right to ask, ‘Is this what the president’s going to do?
And, ‘Are you willing to give us what we asked for?’
The first vision is one of opportunity, a return to the old days of American greatness, the greatness that has always characterized our country from its founding in 1776 until this day. “
In this election, we must choose between two very different visions for our country.
The first vision is one of opportunity, a return to the old days of American greatness, the greatness that has always characterized our country from its founding in 1776 until this day.
The second vision is the destruction of the America we know, the America of Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt, of Roosevelt and Eisenhower, of Truman and Nixon.
Both of those visions of the nation have been hijacked by the fake media.
And, the media has been doing it since day one.
They have tried to make it look like they were the victims of a witch hunt, and the media knows it.”
“I am not going anywhere.
I am going to be here.
I will be there with you.”
—Re-election campaign statement, October 7, 2019 “I will fight for every single one of the Americans who want to keep their jobs.
I’m not going back to Washington.
I won’t be back to D.C. I want to live and work