Trump Watches 4 Hours of TV a Day? 'Wrong!'

President disputes 'NYT' report
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2017 10:50 AM CST
Trump Watches 4 Hours of TV a Day? 'Wrong!'
President Trump, left, gets a tour of the newly opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant watches at right.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The New York Times over the weekend detailed President Trump's daily routine, and the paper painted television as a major part of it. Not so, declared Trump in a Monday morning tweet. The article characterized him as watching four to eight hours a day, though it noted the sound is sometimes muted, and described his fare as CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC's Morning Joe. "Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day," Trump tweeted in response. "Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the 'dumbest man on television!' Bad Reporting." The article described him as sometimes "hate-watching" Lemon.

The Times itself covered the president's tweet and includes this statement from a rep for the paper: "We stand by our reporting, sourced from interviews with 60 advisers, associates, friends, and members of Congress, including many who interact with President Trump every day." Read more on the Times' original story here. (More President Trump stories.)

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