During a rally in Moon Township, Pittsburgh, President Donald Trump didn't waste much time before launching a no-holds-barred attack on the mainstream media. But while the vitriol of the president is normally reserved for CNN, he turned his attention to legacy outlet NBC instead.
The president started out true to form, though, by going after CNN, calling them “fake as hell” and claiming that their ratings were “lousy” when compared to those of Fox News. In response to the newly announced revelation of an extended invite to discuss the possibility of the denuclearization of North Korea, Trump claimed that the mainstream media “couldn't believe it.”
“CNN, MSNBC, which is worse,” Trump quipped to a packed hangar in Pittsburgh, adding that parent network NBC was “horrible” and that their newscasts were “not doing well ... going down the tubes.”
From there, the president launched into a tangent about his one-time NBC program “The Apprentice.”
“I did 'The Apprentice' for 14 years,” President Trump said, “I made a lot of money for them.”
He continued, claiming that both former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Martha Stewart couldn't make the show successful after he exited the program.
“I gave [NBC] good ratings when they were absolutely dying,” the president claimed, “and they do nothing but kill me.”
The president continued his media-attacking rant by claiming that “NBC is perhaps worse than CNN.”
Before moving on from the topic of the media, Trump got one last poke in, adding that “MSNBC is horrible.”
Trump's appearance in Pittsburgh on Saturday was in support of Pennsylvania 18th District Republican Candidate Rick Saccone, who will be running against Democrat Conor Lamb in a special election scheduled for this coming Tuesday.
Watch the president's latest anti-media rant above, via CNN.