In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, President Donald Trump says the media in America is the, “opposition party.” “I think the media is the opposition party in many ways,” Trump tells me during our sit down interview at The White House. “I’m not talking about everybody, but a big portion of the media, the dishonesty, total deceit and deception. It makes them certainly partially the opposition party, absolutely. I think they’re much more capable than the opposition party. The opposition party is losing badly. Now the media is on the opposition party’s side.” Trump’s comments come a day after Steve Bannon, one of his top advisors stated that the media was the, “opposition party.”
The Brody File conducted the interview Friday morning in the Blue Room at The White House. More newsworthy clips are coming soon. The entire interview can be seen this Sunday at 11pm on Freeform (cable TV, formerly ABC Family Channel) during our special CBN News show.
Let’s be clear: it’s a new media landscape in DC. The Brody File was granted the third interview since Donald Trump became president. At Sean Spicer’s first press briefing, Jennifer Wishon, my colleague and White House Correspondent at CBN News asked the second question of all journalists. And for all the, “haters” out there, let the record reflect that I interviewed Barack Obama four times and he called me one of the, “fairest” reporters out there. So there’s that.
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DAVID BRODY: “Steve Bannon, one of your top advisors just the other day, to the New York Times called the media the ‘opposition party.’ Do you believe that?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “I think to a large extent they’re much more capable than the other side.”
DAVID BRODY: “Other side, meaning?”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Yeah, I think the media is the opposition party in many ways. And I think that, and I’m not talking about all of them. I know people, like yourself, but I know people in the media that I have tremendous respect for. Respect them as much as anybody, so I’m not talking about everybody, but a big portion of the media, the dishonesty, total deceit and deception. It makes them certainly partially the opposition party, absolutely. I think they’re much more capable than the opposition party. The opposition party is losing badly. Now the media is on the opposition party’s side. And I actually said to myself, I say they treat me so unfairly it’s hard to believe that I won. But the fortunate thing about me is I have a big voice. I have a voice that people understand. And you see it now. We’re bringing back jobs. Ford is making a massive investment now in Michigan, General Motors is going to be making just magnificent investments, so many other companies are coming back in. But yes, the media is a disgrace, and they’ve called me wrong from the beginning. (The) New York Times has called me wrong from the beginning.”
DAVID BRODY: “They underestimated you?”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “They actually apologized to their readers. They lost a lot of subscriptions not because their readers even like me, they said how inaccurate could you be? Because if you read The New York Times, there was no chance that Trump was going to win. And we go out there, and I felt I was going to win based on the crowds. You saw the crowds better than anybody. So, it’s a very interesting fact.”